Who is involved in the project?
This initiative is being conducted by a consortium of Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative (lead agency), Aged & Community Services Australia, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association, CareSearch, Leading Age Services Australia, National Prescribing Service, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and University of Technology Sydney.
Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative is the research and service development arm of Metro South Palliative Care Service. The collaborative conducts research and implementation projects to improve the quality of advance care planning and end-of-life care provision in a range of clinical care settings at local, statewide and national levels.
Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) is the leading peak body supporting over 700 church, charitable and community-based not-for-profit organisations that provide accommodation and care services to older Australians. ACSA is at the forefront representing, leading and supporting members to achieve excellence in providing quality affordable housing and community and residential care services for older Australians.
Death and dying will affect all of us. CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care. Just as trustworthy information can help patients and families understand what is happening and make decisions, research evidence helps clinicians provide the best possible care.
NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence-based organisation that works to improve the way health technologies, medicines and medical tests are prescribed and used. Established in 1998 with the aim of promoting quality use of medicines, we connect with consumers and health professionals nation-wide, changing attitudes and behaviours, empowering all Australians to make the best healthcare decisions.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is Australia’s largest general practice organisation and represents urban, regional and rural general practitioners. We represent over 35,000 members working in or towards a career in general practice. There are over 125 million general practice consultations taking place in Australia annually and more than 85% of all Australians see their GP every year.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) is the peak national professional pharmacy organisation representing Australia’s 29,000 pharmacists working in all practice settings. The core business of PSA is practice improvement in pharmacy by providing education, continuing professional development and practice support for all pharmacists across Australia, in order to improve the health of Australians.
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care. APNA represents a significant and rapidly expanding workforce. Primary health care nurses account for around one in eight of the 640,000 registered health professionals in Australia.
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) is the national peak body representing and supporting providers of age services across residential care, home care and retirement living. Our purpose is to enable a high performing, respected and sustainable age services industry delivering affordable, accessible, quality care and services for older Australians. We represent our members by advocating their views on issues of importance and we support our members by providing information, services, training and events that enhance performance and sustainability.
University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney. One of Australia’s leading universities of technology, UTS has a distinct model of learning, strong research performance and a leading reputation for engagement with industry and the professions. With a total enrolment of over 40,000 students, UTS is one of the largest universities in Australia.
Page last updated 10 July 2018