New palliative care resources

By David Sachse|
2018-08-28T08:58:23+00:00
August 28th, 2018|

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The Palliative Care Education Collaborative, consisting of Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) and the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) are pleased to announce their new integrated online learning environment – Palliative Care Education.


Palliative Care Education represents a fresh new approach to online learning in palliative care and will provide up-to-date, validated resources and teaching materials to support best practice in palliative care.

Access and use of the education and training within this learning management system is intended for clinical, teaching and academic staff for education and training purposes.

The new site can be accessed at Palliative Care Education , which offers users the chance to self-register into the new Learning Management System. For full access to the site, you first need to create an account. Registration is free and should only take a few minutes of your time to complete the online enrolment form. You will then receive a confirmation email which contains a link to confirm your account. If you do not receive this email, check your junk email box.

Six learning programs are available on the Learning Management System now:

  • PCC4U EN Toolkit (Student Version) – The Enrolled Nurse Toolkit is a suite of resources that has been designed to support learning in EN training packages.  It is aligned to the unit of competency HLTENN010 Apply a Palliative Approach in Nursing Practice, and to EN standards for practice. There are six topics within the Enrolled Nurse Toolkit.
  • PCC4U EN Toolkit (Teacher Version) – In the teacher version, download links are provided so that RTO’s can download the course files for EN Toolkit in either SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 format for hosting within their own LMS. For approval and more information, please contact the PCC4U team.
  • Palliative Care Simulation Scenario (Teacher Version) – This eLearning module contains instructions, videos and clinical documents required to implement and facilitate a palliative care simulated learning activity. The learning activities focus specifically on developing PCC4U capabilities relating to assessment and management of symptoms and communication in the context of existential challenges.
  • Palliative Care Simulation Scenario (Student Version) – The palliative care simulated scenario is based upon use of an advanced patient simulator using a mannequin, associated software and clinical laboratory set up. This eLearning module is not intended to be used as a standalone eLearning activity and, instead, is designed to form part of a simulation activity.
  • PEPA Online Mentoring Workshop – This online program is designed for staff specialising in Palliative Care who have an interest in becoming a PEPA mentor, are new to mentoring or would like to refresh their skills.  The module steps the user through three sessions which include the PEPA Placement and discusses learner centred approaches, effective mentoring practices and mentor attributes. Over the sessions, a PEPA participant is followed on a PEPA placement, giving the mentor time to reflect on strategies and approaches to facilitate the journey.

We will be releasing more new learning modules, webinars and courses for palliative care education throughout the year, so please subscribe to our newsletter for updates on this and other news about palliative care education. More information on palliative care education can be found at the PEPA website at or the PCC4U website

By David Sachse is National Clinical Educator – Palliative Care Education Collaborative, Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

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