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Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

 

Overview

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is a national professional development program. It aims to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver a palliative care approach through participation in either clinical placements in specialist palliative care services or interactive workshops.

PEPA for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals

PEPA offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals flexible, locally customised, culturally respectful training activities that build on current holistic practices. These include:

Both workshops and placements are evaluated. After the placement, participants implement a palliative care project in the workplace, sharing or embedding practice. CPD are available for PEPA activities. PEPA is available in every State and Territory.

PEPA is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, funded through the National Palliative Care Program.

Abstract adapted from Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

Contacts

For further information about PEPA for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals, contact the PEPA Manager and/or PEPA Aboriginal Project Officer/Consultant in each state or territory.

Related publications

Holloway M, Shahid S, Ekberg S, Yates P, Garvey G, Jacka C, Thompson S (2015)

Improving end-of-life care for Indigenous Australians: the role of PEPA.

Paper presented at the 13th National Rural Health Conference. 24-27 May 2015, Darwin

Cultural considerations: providing end of life care for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples (2014)

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

A practical resource, this flipchart can be wall-hung, and provides information for health care services about what needs to be known and understood in order to deliver the best cultural care during the end of life journey for Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach learning guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (2011)

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, funded through the National Palliative Care Program.

PEPA offers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers the opportunity to participate in a combination of workshop and clinical placements with palliative care specialist services and community nursing services. As part of this initiative, several learning guides for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers undertaking a PEPA placement were developed.

Abstract adapted from Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach

Prior D, Paardekooper C, Waight C, Jackson P (2010)

Indigenous and remote health: PEPA - bridging the gap in palliative care.

Australian Nursing Journal; 17(8): 39

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Last updated: 29 March 2017
 
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