Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care cover

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Last updated: 
9 January 2020
Publication type: 
General public

We engaged Australian Healthcare Associates in February 2018 to analyse barriers to accessing quality palliative care for:

  • people from 9 under-served populations
  • people with complex needs

The project aimed to:

  • identify unmet palliative care needs for each group
  • consider cultural and personal factors influencing use of palliative care services
  • identify best-practice approaches in palliative care settings
  • consider the role of advance care planning in addressing unmet needs
  • identify how government and palliative care service providers can better serve people from these groups

These documents are the final reports from this project.