Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute

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

This commitment to delivering the best possible care underpins the establishment of the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute. Projects being undertaken at the Institute address the whole arc of the palliative and end of life care experience for patients, their families and carers.

 

Through the Institute, Calvary is able to:

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

 

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

About the Institute

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.

Calvary is a proud research leader

Professor Liz Lobb

Professor Liz Lobb

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 nationally and internationally respected researcher Professor Liz Lobb, Professor of Palliative Care at Calvary Health Care Kogarah, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney.

 

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