Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? 

Palliative care includes treatment care and support which aims to increase a person’s quality of life and comfort as they experience life-limiting or advanced disease. This involves attention to the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of a person’s wellbeing. 

 

LGBTIQ+ people and Palliative Care 

All LGBTIQ+ people should feel confident that they can access inclusive palliative care that is safe and respectful. The current research indicates that there are many barriers that prevent this. 

We are currently engaged in a three-year National Palliative Care Project that will build the capacity of the palliative care sector to provide culturally appropriate services to LGBTIQ+ people through: 

  • Research - needs analysis report to inform content for education
  • Development of educational e-modules targeted at GPs and Practice Nurses
  • A dynamic network of Community of Practice groups focused on LGBTIQ+ inclusive palliative care.

The National Palliative Care Survey has Closed 

The National Palliative Care Survey closed on the 05/08/2021.

Thank you to everyone that was able to participate.

We will be sharing the results of the survey shortly. 

If you have expressed interest in participating in an interview you will hear from us in the coming weeks. 


 


Resources:

LGBTIQ+ People still can’t rely on inclusive palliative care services

Despite the many gains that have been made towards LGBTIQ+ equality, health care services are still not always safe spaces for people from LGBTIQ+ communities.

Read more June 09, 2021 10:24 AM



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