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Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Palliative care

Expressions of interest have now closed.

Want to help improve palliative care for Victorians? The Palliative Care Clinical Network is looking for participants to join two newly established project working groups.

Palliative sedation therapy

Commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services, the network has been tasked with implementing palliative care guidance on sedation therapy.

Palliative sedation therapy refers to the use of medication to decrease a person’s awareness of particular symptoms and reduce suffering.

The guidance has been developed by the Australia & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine Inc for Victorian specialist palliative care service including inpatient and community.

Anticipatory medicine

The network is developing and implementing statewide protocols for anticipatory medicines.

Anticipatory medicines are prescribed, dispensed and administered to people receiving palliative and end of life care at home. They aim to alleviate common symptoms and are an important part of enabling patients to receive community based palliative care in the comfort of their homes.

This initiative will develop an evidence-based clinical practice guideline to support clinical decisions and best practice.

Why join?

Through joining our working groups you will have the opportunity to contribute to statewide quality improvement in the palliative care sector, identify best practice and provide clinical or consumer leadership and advice.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for clinicians and consumers from metropolitan and regional/rural areas in public and private services to join both our working groups. More information on requirements is available in the expression of interest download below.

How to apply

Download and complete the relevant expression of interest form below.

Applications for both working groups close: Friday 16 November 2018.

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Page last updated: 10 Dec 2018