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
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.