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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.

How you can be involved:

There are a number of opportunities for you to participate in this project.  Details of project activities are outlined on the Participant Information Sheets below. Please make sure that you read this information.

Firstly, we are seeking as many people as possible to complete our  online survey.

Secondly we are running online workshops for service providers, family carers and volunteers from across the state. To register your interest for a workshop you can either email with your details and preferred date/time and your consent form (found below). Alternatively, you can fill in the below registration form by clicking the “submission form” button below. The timing of the workshops will be negotiated with participants by a member of our project team.

If you are not able to attend an online workshop you can participate in an online interview with one of our research team. Information about the interviews are also contained in the below documents

Project Team