New project addresses palliative care needs across region

Death remains a taboo topic and is surrounded by fear, denial and removed or sterilised from discussion on a daily basis1. Australians are living longer due to advances in medical technology, but are still dying in their least preferred places; most at hospitals (54%), residential care (32%), with only few (14%) dying comfortably at home2.

Funded under the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care's Greater Choices for at Home Palliative Care measure, The Caring Circle project aims to improve the health outcomes and end-of-life care journey of people living with a life-limiting illness (non-cancer) in rural and remote Victoria, through embedding early advance care planning discussions and integrated patient-centred palliative care strategies.

To find out more about this project, click here.

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