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Palliative Care and the Palliative Approach


  • Basic death literacy and being comfortable with discussion of death and dying.
  • Understanding the terminology – palliative care, palliative approach and trajectories.
  • When is a palliative approach or palliative care appropriate?
  • Who can receive palliative care services?
  • Who provides palliative care services in Tasmania?
  • National Palliative Care Standards and the Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter.
  • Communication skills – responding to people in palliative care, including their families/carers.

Clinical topics:

  • Pain and symptom management,
  • Syringe drivers and what medications we use in them; and
  • when to recognise that a palliative approach is necessary.


Clinical educator:

Sally Bonde has over 35 years’ experience as a registered nurse, working in community nursing and palliative care. She is an experienced educator, having educated members of the SPCS across the State.

Sally holds postgraduate qualifications in palliative care and is passionate about educating other health professionals and members of the community about the meaning of palliative care and the palliative approach to care.



Non-members: $40

Members: $30

Attend 4 sessions throughout 2019 and receive registration for the 5th session FREE.

For more information on membership, contact


Tuesday, 5 March 2019 -
9:30am to 11:45pm


Cancer Council, 69 Howick Street
Launceston TAS 7250
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