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The Southern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium is an alliance of palliative care service providers that aims to support improvements in the integration and coordination of palliative care services. The Consortium includes services that work in the community (caring for people in their homes), in acute settings (caring for people in hospital) and in inpatient settings (hospices and palliative care units).

Palliative care is care provided to people of all ages who have a life limiting illness, with little or no prospect of cure, and for whom the primary treatment goal is quality of life.

Standards for Providing Quality Palliative Care for all Australians. Palliative Care Australia 2005

If you are a health care professional, a client, carer, volunteer or perhaps you simply want to know more about palliative care, this site has information about services in the region how they can be accessed.


Looking for regional education relevant to palliative care?

Friday, 22 August 2014

Our 2014 Education & Training Opportunities calendar identifies education and training opportunities for specialist palliative care providers and health professionals who work in the palliative approach.

The calendar includes professional development activities and accredited courses delivered within the Southern Metropolitan Region or at venues that are easily accessible for staff working in the SMR.

Click Here! to view the calendar.

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Coming Events
Psycho-Oncology Annual Lecture: Spanning Cancer
Thursday, 4 September 2014

Spanning Cancer:cancer as an episode in the individualís life-story ...[more]

The Second Victorian Psycho-Oncology Conference
Friday, 5 September 2014

Psycho-oncology Across the Lifespan ...[more]

Decision Assist: IVANHOE Aged Care Workshop
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
to Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Category:Aged Care

Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning ...[more]

Decision Assist: NUNAWADING Aged Care Workshop
Thursday, 18 September 2014
to Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Category:Aged Care

Palliative Care & Advance Care Planning ...[more]

Cultural Diversity and the Palliative Approach
Thursday, 18 September 2014

Effective communication with culturally diverse residents ...[more]

Palliative Care Conversations
Thursday, 18 September 2014

How to facilitate difficult conversations ...[more]

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Latest Documents
Carer Workshop - Non Invasive Ventilation in the h
Decision Assist: Aged Care Workshops
Updated: Thursday, 21 August 2014
SMRPCC Training Calendar August 2014
Updated: Friday, 22 August 2014
Psycho-Oncology Annual Lecture: Spanning Cancer
SMRPCC Training & Education Calendar July 2014

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Health Care Professionals - essential information about palliative care services and accessing these services. Volunteers - learn how you can become a volunteer, where you can volunteer and the training opportunities that are available. Patient & Carers Information - everything you need to know about the support and services available in the southern region. Events Calendar provides information about important up coming Palliative Care events. Palliative Care Services Locater helps you find your nearest palliative care service provider.