Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute
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 psycho-social 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.
Access the Research Institute’s 2018 Annual Report HERE
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
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