Help shape the future of palliative care in WA

Join us for a two hour workshop to give a health provider perspective on the current challenges of providing palliative care in WA.  At the workshop you will:

  • Hear about consumers’ experiences of receiving palliative care from their feedback to the consumer survey.
  • Actively contribute to solutions that can address unmet needs across the different palliative care settings:  home, hospital, hospice, aged care/nursing home.

Anyone currently working for a palliative care provider is welcome to attend one of these FREE sessions.  The feedback from these workshops will form part of the final recommendations to the WA Department of Health as part of the Independent review of palliative care in WA.

More information about the project

Professor Samar Aoun is leading this project through the Perron Institute which is titled: “Independent Review: Patient and carer perspectives of palliative care service models in WA”.

The aim of this project is to find out from consumers their perspective on the palliative care they (patients and their family members) have received or are receiving, to explore gaps between what people currently receive in palliative care in WA and what they would like to receive.  It will also explore the needs of those who were unable to access palliative care.

There are three components to the project:

  • A literature review
  • Consumer survey
  • Service provider consultations.

Professor Aoun said “We want to know what patients and carers feel is working well and where there are perceived gaps in meeting the priorities of the WA End-of-Life Palliative Care Strategy 2018-2028.  The findings from the consumer survey will be discussed in service provider consultation forums across the State to develop recommendations for enhancements in palliative care models in Western Australia.”

The final report will provide recommendations on the future provision of palliative care services across Western Australia and will be available December 2020.

This project is a partnership between Perron Institute, La Trobe University and Curtin University with funding from the Department of Health, Western Australia.

Ethics Approval – HEC20232

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