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Palliative Care Project

Developing and growing the palliative care workforce in Tasmania

About the Project

The University of Tasmania (School of Nursing) is working in partnership with Palliative Care Tasmania to explore the knowledge and skills that Tasmanians need to provide palliative care to anyone with a life limiting illness.

This project recognises that palliative care is provided by communities of people which include paid members across different sectors (such as doctors, nurses, allied health, care workers) and unpaid members (such as family carers, friends and volunteers). These communities of care are central to quality, coordinated, respectful palliative care that is person-focused and supports families and carers.

We will be seeking feedback from any person who is or has been involved in palliative care or has supported someone with a life limiting condition. We would like your help to:

  • Explore knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about palliative care amongst paid and unpaid providers of palliative care,
  • Gather feedback from paid and unpaid providers about their contributions, knowledge, attitudes and perceptions towards the development of communities of care in Tasmania,
  • Provide a series of actionable recommendations based on stakeholder feedback about what is needed for the future development and strengthening of communities of care in Tasmania.

Project Team