Aboriginal palliative care workshop with PEPA

Posted 21 Nov 2019.

Desmond and Gayle from Aboriginal Interpreting WA with Angela Ryder from Relationships Australia (centre)

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is an education program that provides health professionals with an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in the palliative approach by undertaking a supervised clinical attachment within selected speciality palliative care services in Perth and regional areas.

The PEPA team recently ran a two day Culture Centre Palliative Care workshop from an Aboriginal perspective. The workshop, which was held in Perth, saw a group of presenters from different organisations educating health professionals about Aboriginal culture and how to better care for their Aboriginal clients and families towards end of life.

Thank you to Danny Ford  from Kambarang Services, Lenny and Marilyn from WA Centre for Rural Health, Angela Ryder from Relationships Australia and Gayle and Desmond from Aboriginal Interpreting WA for their time. It was a fabulous workshop. 

Aboriginal Health Worker Clinical Placements

PEPA  offer two day clinical placements set in specialist palliative care settings to Aboriginal Health Professionals across WA.

If you are interested in upskilling around caring for your palliative care clients, please contact PEPA Coordinator, Brooke Gallery, on pepa@cancerwa.asn.au for the application form.

About PEPA

  • PEPA is a national program that is funded by the Department of Health, in WA, it is managed by Cancer Council WA's Palliative and Supportive Care Education team.
  • Find out more about PEPA

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