Palliative care resources
Starting the conversation
Starting the conversation about palliative care and end-of-life care.
Executive Summary Report – Exploratory Review of Palliative Care Assessment Tools
This Executive Summary Report summarises the outcomes of the Exploratory Review of Palliative Care Assessment Tools project.
Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care Measure – Evaluation Framework
The Evaluation Framework covers evaluation activities from April 2021 to November 2023. The primary audience for the evaluation is the Department and state and territory government representatives.
National framework for advance care planning documents
Strategy or framework
The National framework for advance care planning documents supports advance care planning across all states and territories.
Final Evaluation Report of the End of Life Directions for Aged Care Program
This report is a summary of an independent evaluation of the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The key findings and recommendations will inform the future activities of ELDAC.
Literature Review Summary Report – National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Palliative Care in Aged Care Measure
The Literature Review Report summarises the outcomes of a review of peer reviewed and grey literature on international and domestic approaches to palliative care in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).
Implementation Plan for the National Palliative Care Strategy 2018
Strategy or framework
Our Implementation Plan for the National Palliative Care Strategy will help us improve palliative care services for all Australians.
Evaluation of the National Palliative Care Projects Final Report
This report describes the assessment and evaluation of the National Palliative Care Projects which are funded under the Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program. The Report outlines key findings and recommendations.
Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care – Literature Review
This document represents a summary of the literature reviews which were originally conducted in March–April 2018 and updated in January 2019, with minor final amendments made in July 2019.
Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care – Issues Report on People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds
This report describes key barriers and promising approaches for improving the experience of palliative care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It covers advance care planning and ways the palliative care sector can improve access and quality of care for this group.