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Enhancing care through excellence in education and research

The Centre for Palliative Care is part of St Vincent’s Hospital and a Collaborative Centre of The University of Melbourne. The Centre plays a pivotal role in the development and delivery of state-wide training and education programs for health professionals from a variety of disciplines. Our diverse research program, which includes collaborations with other palliative experts from throughout Australia and around the world, seeks to set benchmarks and improve practices in palliative care.

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Palliative Care Education Programs

The Centre has a strong commitment to developing, delivering and evaluating education programs that are targeted at health professionals who wish to further their knowledge and skills in palliative care.


Research Programs

The focus of the Centre's research is on improving the outcomes of patients with a life-limiting illness, and their families. Our researchers collaborate closely with other leaders in the field, both within Australia and overseas, and continually add to the global evidence base by publishing their research results in peer reviewed journal articles and presenting their findings at national and international conferences.

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Being diagnosed and experiencing a life-limiting illness, or caring for a loved one in that situation, can have a wide ranging impact on patients and carers’ physical and mental health...

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Health Services

The Centre’s Health Services research aims to assess the current provision of palliative care and to develop and rigorously evaluate novel models of palliative care provision to improve patient outcomes. 

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Clinical Trials

The Centre’s clinical trials research has improved the treatment and care of palliative care patients, and their families. 

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This series of webinars will include topics of interest to people curious about all things related to palliative and end of life care.

General News

To celebrate National Carer’s Week 2023 (15-21 October), we want to thank all the carers who have shared their experience and wisdom with the CarerHelp team to ensure that the resources are tailored to the needs of families.

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In recognition of World Hospice and Palliative Care day and this year’s theme “Compassionate Communities: Together for Palliative Care,” we shine a spotlight on Voices for Palliative Care.

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We are pleased to share a recent publication from the Centre that describes the development of the QualDeath framework which provides hospitals with recommendations to formalise processes to evaluate end-of life care.