Palliative Care for GP’s, including pain and symptom management at end of life

10 Sep 2024
04:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Available to
Practice Nurses
General Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

CPD available - self-reporting required


Palliative care

Are you a GP in Victoria (Australia)? Do you have an interest in Palliative and End of Life Care? You are invited to join us in an interactive online workshop about palliative care in general practice. This workshop is for General Practitioners based in Victoria (Australia) who care for people with a life-limiting illness. Practice Nurses are welcome to attend.


  • Recognising patients who need palliative care
  • Communicating about end of life issues
  • Voluntary assisted dying in Victoria
  • Assessing and managing common symptoms
  • Advance care planning
  • Holistic pain assessment & management in palliative care
  • Pharmacological & Non-Pharmacological Management of Pain
  • Management of pain – routes of administration
  • Principles of opioid use: titration, prescribing, breakthrough dosing and rotation of opioids

Presenter: Rowan Hearn, Director of Medical Services and Palliative Medicine

Facilitator: Margarita Makoutonina, Learning & Development Manager

Inquiries: PEPA Administration: E: & Margarita Makoutonina - Manager Learning & Development, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem M: 0425 774 195 E:

Workshop Pre-requisite: To maximise learning PEPA offers 6 online GP learning modules. The modules have been developed by the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative and can be accessed by this link: