Palliative Care Clinical Trials Unit

The Palliative Care Clinical Trials Unit collaborates with others to conduct research that matters to patients and their families.

The department supports multiple investigator-led research to understand and improve the quality of care and patient’s experience of care.

Current priority research areas include:

  • Models of multidisciplinary community based palliative care to enable care in the place of preference:
    • Home-based models of palliative care
    • Palliative care in residential aged care facilities
    • Co-design of a model of palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members
  • Service redesign and optimisation
  • Prognostic models to determine optimal timing of palliative care referral for patients with non-malignant conditions

Key Achievements:

In 2019 the department was awarded $461,101.00 by the Medical Research Future Fund to conduct a clinical trial titled “A randomised controlled trial of a multidisciplinary model of community palliative care to improve patient-centred care in preferred place.”

This trial will be conducted in collaboration with the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

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