palliative-care-nurses-australiaPalliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) is a unique membership organisation for all nurses working with people who are dying and their families. Membership is open to those who are specialist palliative care nurses and those who work in non-specialist roles in the care of people at the end of life. Nurses work in a variety of settings - including (but not limited to) palliative care units, hospices, community, acute hospitals, residential aged care facilities and universities.

PCNA supports all nurses (including AINs, ENs, RNs, research and academic nurses) to continue their compassionate work with the dying person and their family as they journey through the experience of life limiting illness.

The vision of PCNA is to promote excellence in palliative care nursing for our community, through leadership, representation and professional support.

The aims of PCNA are to:
• foster the sustainability of the nursing workforce in palliative care
• promote the professional development of nurses providing end of life care
• provide opportunities for collaboration among members
• facilitate knowledge, research, education and policy in palliative care
• promote palliative care nursing in a changing environment
• encourage participation in local, national and international palliative care nursing activities

PCNA has approximately 325 members based in all states and territories.

Contact:

Cathie Pigott, Nursing representative
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John Haberecht, President
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Website: www.pcna.org.au