Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute

Annual Palliative and End of Life Care Research Day

Monday 2nd December 2019 at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, ACT

Registrations are now open

The Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute is delighted to announce our second annual Research Day will be held in Canberra on 2nd December. There is no cost to attend, however we would ask you to register prior in order to assist with catering and other logistics.

Highlights this year include a keynote address from Professor David Kissane, Professor of Palliative Medicine Research, The University of Notre Dame Australia, and The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care Research, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney; presentations from researchers at Calvary Research Institute lead sites; and interactive workshop and panel sessions.

Calvary staff outside the ACT are also invited to apply for a scholarship to assist with travel expenses incurred to attend the day (up to the value of $250). You will have the option to apply when you register using the link below. Scholarship applications close 5pm Wednesday 20th November. Recipients will be advised by 5pm Friday 22nd November.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, please email

Please CLICK HERE to register for Research Day 2019



About the Research Institute

Palliative care patients and their families deserve the best possible care that we can give them

Formed in 2017, the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute connects researchers from specialist palliative care services in Calvary’s public hospital network.

There is a growing body of research being conducted through the Calvary network of palliative care services on managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, breathlessness and delirium.

There is also psychosocial research to investigate the experiences of patients, their families and friends.

Social change has had an enormous impact on how and where people die and Calvary’s palliative care services bring a depth of experience as well as evidence-based expertise, particularly for our clients in residential aged care.

Through the Institute, Calvary is able to:

  • highlight excellence in palliative and end of life care research
  • support collaboration between clinicians and researchers
  • demonstrate the benefits of research outcomes
  • put research into practice
  • share research with the wider industry stakeholders.


Calvary is a proud research leader

The Calvary network has undertaken ground-breaking research over many years and its researchers work with National and State research collaborations which bring together leading clinicians and researchers in medical, allied health and nursing fields. Much of this innovative and ground breaking research initiated by palliative care clinicians here in Australia is changing palliative care practice around the world.

The Institute is led by Professor Nicholas Glasgow, Head of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research at Clare Holland House, ACT, and Emeritus Professor, College of Health and Medicine at the Australian National University in Canberra.

New Resource: Palliative Care Needs Rounds video

This short video introduces the Palliative Care Needs Rounds. This award winning research which aims to integrate palliative care in residential aged care began at Clare Holland House, ACT. A number of Calvary sites are now implementing this nurse practitioner led model.

View the video HERE


Research Projects by site

The Institute is ‘virtual’ in nature and connects researchers from specialist palliative care services in Calvary’s public hospital network.

Clinicians and researchers

Tips and resources to help you get started.

Research Resources