Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE)

PaSCE offer a variety of programs which are aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of palliative care in all settings. We can tailor education for your specific workplace if requested.

Our education programs are facilitated by Project Officers in collaboration with expert palliative care clinical providers and health professionals.

2019 PaSCE education events

During the second half of 2019 PaSCE are offering a variety of new events covering various aspects of palliative care.

PaSCE 2019 events are available in the Health Professionals Calendar. To view and register for events, please go to our online Health Professionals Calendar


Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE)

Download the second half of 2019 education program and register by clicking on the dates in the digital program

Program Booklet Cover Jul-Dec 2019

 Semester 2 program  (1886kb)

For a printable quick view of our 2019 July to December education see the "At a Glance" calendar (97kb). To register, click on the titles or dates in the calender, this will take you to the registration page.

All registrations are online, registrations are essential as places are limited. Simply click on the event you wish to register for in the Health Professional's Calendar and scroll down to the Eventbrite link, click on this to go to the online registration form for that session. 

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If you would like further details regarding any of our education programs, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please call (08) 9382 9300 or email

Spotlight on Pharmacological Interventions for Palliative Care Symptoms

New Video Resource - A series of six 
Presented by: Penelope Tuffin, Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Palliative Care and Pain Management
For personal Professional Development or use as an education resource.

1. Medications at end of life                                                4. Dyspnoea in palliative care
2. Pain management in palliative care                           5. Delirium in palliative care
3. Nausea and vomiting in palliative care                     6. Constipation in palliative care

To view these videos, a form must be submitted. This can be accessed via our website

For further information contact

Opioid Conversion video

CCWA and WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN) have developed training videos to support the Opioid Conversion Guide (lanyard) that can be ordered from WACPCN . This resource has been developed and presented by Penelope Tuffin, Advanced Practice Pharmacist. To access this preferred resource for use in Western Australia please complete the required form here.

Penny divides her clinical time between Palliative Care Consultancy Teams at Fiona Stanley and Royal Perth Hospitals, the Palliative Care Unit at Bethesda Hospital and the Pain Team at Royal Perth Hospital. She provides advice, education and mentoring for health care professionals and undergraduate students throughout Western Australia.

Disclaimer: Content is correct at time of filming. All rights reserved by Penelope Tuffin and Cancer Council Western Australia.

Communication workshops for health professionals

In partnership with Cancer Council Victoria, PaSCE delivers the Cancer Clinicians Communication Course (CCCP) for Western Australian Cancer and Palliative Care Health Professionals. This interactive, experiential, simulation, patient-based communication course is delivered by trained facilitators and expert mentors.

Undertaking the CCCP Comunication skills training can;

  • Enhance your communication skills and improve your resilience
  • Allow you to discuss difficult issues more effectively with patients, their families and friends
  • Improve patient understanding and satisfaction, facilitating shorter consultation times

"The facilitator's were great and provided great encouragement"

"Being asked individually what we find most difficult in communication and having the opportunity to face that"

"The workshop was great! very beneficial and useful for my role"

For further information or to register for a Communication workshop, please go to the Health Professional's Calendar.

PaSCE is financially supported by Cancer Council WA and Department of Health WA.

Palliative Care Quality Improvement Scholarship (PCQIS)

The Palliative Care Quality Improvement Scholarship (154kb), funded through the McLarty Bequest offers specialist palliative care service providers in Western Australia an opportunity to develop and implement a quality improvement initiative within their workplace.

Scholarships for 2019 open 2 September  and applications close 4pm 18 October 2019.

For more information please read the Scholarship Guidelines (275kb) and application form (1097kb).

McLarty Palliative Care Scholarship

The McLarty Palliative Care Scholarships are open to Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals working or interested in Palliative Care. Scholarships are awarded to nurses and allied health staff who seek to complete a Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or Masters in Palliative Care or a relevant field.

For more information please read the Scholarship Guidelines (77kb) and application form (585kb) or contact (08) 6398 7813.

Other useful resources

WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network

Palliative Care WA website - information for Health Professionals

Care Search

Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates

Palliative Care Australia

A guide for GP's to access palliative care services in Western Australia

Advance Care Planning Brochure (863kb)

Advance Care Planning Resources - Health Professionals (84kb)

Advance Care Planning Resources - Patients (113kb)

Palliative Care Outreach Service (24 hour advisory service for Doctors and Nurses) Call 1300 55 86 55

Cultural Considerations; Providing end of life care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

Indigenous Palliative Care Comic

Palliative Care Onlines Case Studies (Self Directed Learning)

Evidence based clinical guidelines for adults in the terminal phase

Dying Matters

Supportive & Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT)

Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC)

Therapeutic Guidelines Palliative Care Version 4


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