Aboriginal Health Professionals

The Cancer Council WA runs a number of education initiatives for Aboriginal health professionals.

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

PEPA provides supported palliative approach placements to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health workers, Liaison Officer's & Outreach Workers - this provides an opportunity to develop your skills in the palliative approach by undertaking a placement within a specialised palliative care service in Perth and rural WA. For more information see Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA).

Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal Health Professionals
When: Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June, 2015
Where: Perth (Cancer Council WA, Crawford Lodge, Perth)

Applications close: Monday 11 May, 2015

The Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal Health Professionals aims to provide education and skills training about cancer:

  • To increase the participants' understanding and knowledge of cancer prevention, treatment and impact of the disease
  • To improve the care of Aboriginal people with cancer in Western Australia
  • To develop a statewide network amongst Aboriginal Health Professionals caring for people with cancer.

Topics covered in the 5-day metro program include: how cancer develops, the types of cancers affecting Aboriginal people, cancer treatment, palliative care, cancer prevention, and early detection of the disease.  Any Aboriginal Health Professionals (male or female) who care for people with cancer and their families in Western Australia can apply to attend the course. This includes Aboriginal Health Workers, Liaison Officers, Nurses, Health Promotion Officers and Aboriginal people who work in other health-related areas.

Cancer Council WA will cover:

• Travel expenses (to Perth);
• Accommodation, all meals and transfers;
• Course registration; and
• Study notes

Please complete an application form (pdf, 1913kb). For information on details we collect, please see our Privacy Collection Statement (pdf, 51kb). For further information, please contact Louise De Busch on 9388 4382, Cassandra Clayforth on 9388 4347 or email education@cancerwa.asn.au

Cancer Council WA gratefully acknowldges its Advisory Team for their support and guidance in the development of its Cancer Education Course. We would also like to acknowledge the Cancer Council Queensland for their ongoing assistance and support in this process.


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