Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach [PEPA] is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing since 2003.
PEPA provides health care workers and practitioners, from a range of disciplines, an opportunity to undertake a clinical placement within a metropolitan or larger regional specialist palliative care service, to develop knowledge and skills in the palliative approach.
To find out more, visit the PEPA website.
- Primary care providers
- Aged care providers (residential and community)
- Aboriginal health workers, liaison officers and practitioners
- GP’s and Medical practitioners
- Nurses, RN/EN
- Allied health professionals
- Aged care workers
- Community care workers; and
- Health professionals servicing culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) populations.
PEPA/IPEPA placements support health professionals to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in caring for people affected by life-limiting illness in day-to-day practice.
Reverse PEPA Placements:
Reverse PEPA placements involve a palliative care specialist coming to your workplace to provide customised learning for a small group.
PEPA Study Tour
PEPA Study Tour placements support a group of health to develop links, skills, knowledge and confidence in caring for people affected by life-limiting illness.
The PEPA team runs a series of palliative care workshops to improve understanding and practice of healthcare workforce in the palliative approach to care.