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Workshops for GPs: Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

14 December 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What is PEPA?

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) provides opportunities for the primary health care workforce to improve confidence and develop knowledge and skills in working with people with palliative care needs. PEPA has been providing a range of funded clinical education activities, including tailored workshops throughout Australia for over 14 years.

PEPA is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, as part of the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative and is coordinated nationally by a team located at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

What is the GP – PEPA project?

The Department has provided funding for PEPA to work with PHNs to deliver a Palliative Approach Workshop for GPs in each of the 31 PHNs by the end of 2017. The funding demonstrates the Government’s commitment to improving palliative care provision in Australia. This project will assist PHNs in their endeavours to improve coordination of care for patients requiring palliative care through building capacity and improving networks between GPs and specialist palliative care services.

About the workshops

The tailored workshops will be facilitated by clinicians with extensive palliative care experience, including a medical practitioner. They will provide opportunities for participant interaction with the content. Key topics will include:

  • Principles of a Palliative Approach
  • Communication and Advance Care Planning
  • Symptom Assessment and Management
  • Terminal Phase Care
  • Local Service Networks and other resources

Download the flyer 

Contact details 

Shirley Teshome – Education, Events and Administration Coordinator

Phone  08 6272 4932 or email shirley.teshome@wapha.org.au

Registrations are free 

You can register below.


14 December 2017
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm