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Australian Paediatric Palliative Care Conference - Presentations & Resources

The conference presentations and resources have been developed by paediatric palliative care professionals, for professionals.

The aim of the presentations is to cover a full range of topics to share paediatric palliative care knowledge, skills, and experience across Australia and New Zealand and improve the experience for infants, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, as well as their families together with care providers.

These presentations and resources provide health professionals with an opportunity for ongoing professional development.

To view all the presentations and resources please visit the Paediatric Palliative Care Conference Australia 2022 (

Clinical Practice 

The Clinical Practice stream aims to highlight research, projects, and clinical innovation which has led to improved knowledge and understanding of best approaches to deliver clinical care in paediatric palliative care. This covers the research, data, parallel organ systems, knowledge translation and support measures that address the needs of paediatric palliative care patients from neonatal to adolescents and the workforce that cares for them. 


This stream focuses on the range of ethical and communication issues that impact health professionals, patients, and parents. Health professionals must determine the adequate amount of information that is necessary to ensure parents can determine the best outcome for the child. 


The WHO defines paediatric palliative care as 'the total care of the child's body, mind and spirit, and involves giving support to the family' (WHO; 1998a). Abstracts will examine the combined influence of psychological and social environments that impact on one's mental and physical wellness. This stream will include spiritual care, memory making, bereavement, end of life and holistic care. 

Sustainable Practice 

This stream will look at the impact of implementing procedures to improve sustainable practice in paediatric palliative care. Abstracts can include self-care, self-awareness, community, capacity building, social/cultural concerns and workforce practices. 

Unique Patient Groups 

This stream will include abstracts addressing paediatric palliative care in specific population groups such as CALD, perinatal, socioeconomic, adolescents and young adults (AYA), rural and remote, vulnerable families, complex conditions, developed vs developing countries and other underserved populations.