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.

Complete the National LGBTIQ+ Palliative Care Survey: 


Image Description: There is a photo of a stethoscope with rainbow blocks surrounding it. A white text box to the right has 2 logos - LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and The Australian College of Applied Psychology. The text reads: What does LGBTIQ+ inclusive palliative care look like? Calling LGBTIQ+ community members and all health professionals. We want to hear from you. Take our Survey. There is a QR code to the left of the text and HREC (Human Research Ethics Committee) approval number: 731010612

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia and the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) are inviting LGBTIQ+ people and/or health professionals to share their views on palliative care.

Palliative care includes experiencing a life-limiting illness, facing end-of-life and bereavement. It is particularly important that palliative care is inclusive and appropriate for all LGBTIQ+ people.

You don’t have to be accessing palliative care services to participate in this survey. All views are welcome.

You can complete this survey if you are: 

  • An LGBTIQ+ person
  • A health professional who is not LGBTIQ+
  • An LGBTIQ+ health professional
  • An Australia resident
  • 18 years and older
  • Proficient enough in English to complete an online survey in English


If you need assistance accessing this survey, please contact Hannah. 

[email protected]



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