Palliative Carer Guide


Access to guide and information about Palliative Care services in NSW

Peta joined Palliative Care NSW in November 2022. She is a registered nurse with more than 30 years clinical experience in a variety of settings, with extensive palliative care expertise having worked as a senior clinician in specialist palliative care services for 18 years. After completing a PhD which explored palliative care within Residential Aged Care, Peta began working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. In this role, she developed, coordinated, and taught into one of the few undergraduate compulsory palliative care units of study in Australia for the Bachelor of Nursing program. Additionally, her palliative care teaching expertise was utilised in the Master of Nursing and post-graduate nursing programs.

Peta has contributed significantly to the specialty of palliative care through; her involvement with various national collaborative projects, journal reports/ articles, and for 8 years was a member of the management committee of Palliative Care NSW Association. She has worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Palliative Care Australia to develop national training resources and contributed to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into registered nurses in nursing homes in New South Wales.

Peta joins us as the Palliative Care Service Guide and looks forward to navigating carers, family members and health professionals in the right direction to access appropriate services to meet their needs.

To contact Peta, call our office on 02 8076 5604 Tuesday & Thursday and every second Monday


Information resources

Palliative Caring Handbook

For families and carers
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Your palliative care

Brochure for families and carers
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Advance Care Planning

Brochure for families and carers
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Advance Care Planning Fact Sheet

NSW Health
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Pain Management

Learn about pain management
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Latest News

Travel Grants on offer for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) & Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) Annual Research Forum 2023

Travel Grants on offer for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) & Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) Annual Research Forum 2023

2 February 23

The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) is offering five $1,000 travel grants and complimentary registrations for the PaCCSC & CST Annual Research Forum 2023 on 15 and 16 March in Sydney. PaCCSC is an Australia-wide research network that aims to improve the wellbeing of people with life-limiting illnesses through the generation of high quality […]

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LGBTQ+ Health and Palliative Care toolkit

LGBTQ+ Health and Palliative Care toolkit

24 January 23

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, and queer people (LGBTQ people) are at increased risk of some chronic diseases and cancers. NSW Health palliative care health policy prioritises equitable access to quality care, however, little is known about community members’ perspectives on palliative care. AIDS Council of NSW, ACON, has published a toolkit that attempts to make it easier to open conversations about death and dying.

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Leadership Scholarships Available for Women in the Health Sector

Leadership Scholarships Available for Women in the Health Sector

19 January 23

Women & Leadership Australia is currently offering professional development scholarships for Palliative Care New South Wales staff and members. The scholarships are open to women across all areas of the health care sector. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) supports women at all levels across all sectors and industries. Their career-defining leadership programs bring together a […]

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Travel Grants on offer for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) & Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) Annual Research Forum 2023

Travel Grants on offer for the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) & Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) Annual Research Forum 2023

2 February 23

The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) is offering five $1,000 travel grants and complimentary registrations for the PaCCSC & CST Annual Research Forum 2023 on 15 and 16 March in Sydney. PaCCSC is an Australia-wide research network that aims to improve the wellbeing of people with life-limiting illnesses through the generation of high quality […]

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LGBTQ+ Health and Palliative Care toolkit

LGBTQ+ Health and Palliative Care toolkit

24 January 23

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, and queer people (LGBTQ people) are at increased risk of some chronic diseases and cancers. NSW Health palliative care health policy prioritises equitable access to quality care, however, little is known about community members’ perspectives on palliative care. AIDS Council of NSW, ACON, has published a toolkit that attempts to make it easier to open conversations about death and dying.

CONTINUE READING
Leadership Scholarships Available for Women in the Health Sector

Leadership Scholarships Available for Women in the Health Sector

19 January 23

Women & Leadership Australia is currently offering professional development scholarships for Palliative Care New South Wales staff and members. The scholarships are open to women across all areas of the health care sector. Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) supports women at all levels across all sectors and industries. Their career-defining leadership programs bring together a […]

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