Palliative Medicine

In November 2005, the Minister for Health and Ageing, The Hon Tony Abbott MHR informed the Australian Medical Council that he considered a case has been made for palliative medicine to be recognised as a medical specialty.

A copy of the assessment report is available from the AMC secretariat on request.

In November 2005, the Australian Medical Council (AMC) granted accreditation to palliative medicine education and training program overseen by the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.