Palliative and End of Life Care 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.

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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