Introducing the Global Palliative Nursing Network

Categories: Care and People & Places.

Marie Cooper shares news of the excitin new international community


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The Global Palliative Nursing Network has been set up in response to many nurses who, having participated on various CARE programmes over the past few years wanted to stay in touch.

They told us how they really valued conversations with peers and the opportunity to learn from colleagues working in different parts of the world.

They enjoyed the similarities and differences with their own experience and the access provided by peers to contemporary nurse thinking

The new network will focus on personal and professional development.

We are currently generating an early programme of learning and want to incorporate issues such the use of an ethical decision-making framework for every day nursing practice.

In addition we are keen to consider emerging contemporary issues of interest to our members, for example ‘Re-encountering historical trauma at the end of life’ and advances in trauma informed care. This is in fact the topic for our first Spotlight Event which will take place on 11 July at 1pm (BST).

We welcome any nurse involved in providing palliative care for children, adults or both, across any care settings. We invite you to join and see whether this network could be of value.

We want to connect nurses with nurses and to share their knowledge and insights. Such relationships could help build a profession that is clear about its value, then more confident to design and deliver the care that our communities need and expect of nurses.

If you are a nurse we hope you will come on the journey with us as we grow the network and what It can offer your colleagues and profession.

What you can expect

When you join us, you can expect:

  • Blogs about contemporary nursing issues of relevance to palliative care with on-line opportunity to discuss the implications for practice.
  • A variety of webinars related to nursing available to a global audience.
  • Access to a broad range of virtual learning tools and resources via CARE
  • An invitation to an annual global nursing conference
  • Connection with a broad network of colleagues offering support and new insights into innovations and developments in nursing.

What we ask of you

This network is free to join but we hope that you will bring your expertise, insights and connections to the group and help us grow and flourish as a community. We hope that relationships will be reciprocal, and are confident that whilst many members may seek support for themselves, they may also be willing to engage with others who could benefit from their expertise.

We look forward to meeting you there!


Marie Cooper
Senior Nurse Advisor
Celebrating Palliative Care Nursing



  1. Stella Rithara

    This is great for palliative care nurses. Yes sharing and networking will greatly improve our service to the community

  2. Sharyn Flynn

    Hi there
    I am Nurse Manager at Cranford Hospice in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. I would love to connect to the group

  3. Susan Gunter, MSN, CS, RN

    I am so happy to have come across this! I look forward to attending the Network event on July 11th and becoming a part of this Nursing Network.

  4. Jacquie Smith

    I would love to connect!
    My role is Director of Education and Strategic Development for a Hospice in Clydebank, Scotland.

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