Palliative care initiatives and programs

A list of initiatives and programs relating to palliative care.

Initiatives and programs

Advance Care Planning Australia

Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that promotes advance care planning, including resources and national curriculum and learning.


CarerHelp provides free information, resources and advice, including managing grief and loss, to help when caring for a loved one.

CareSearch – Palliative Care Knowledge Network

CareSearch provides nationally available websites to connect health professionals and the general public with trustworthy, evidence-based information and resources in palliative care.

Caring@Home – Symptom management for palliative patients

Caring@Home provides resources that will support people to be cared for, and to die, at home if that is their choice. Resources are available for community service providers, health care professionals and carers.

Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure

The Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care measure (the measure) aims to help older Australians living in residential aged care, nearing the end of their life.

Education and assessment for psychosocial and existential wellbeing in palliative care

This project focuses on education workshops to train and upskill clinicians about how to explore and discuss psycho-existential symptoms, and to treat or refer appropriately.

End of Life Direction for Aged Care (ELDAC)

ELDAC provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers on palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.

End of Life Essentials – education for acute hospitals

End of Life Essentials provides online education, a toolkit and web-based resources for clinicians working in acute settings.

End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

This project helps clinicians learn about end-of-life law and the effects this has on end-of-life care and palliative care for patients.

Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure

The Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure aims to improve palliative care coordination through Primary Health Networks (PHNs).
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