Access to palliative care is a human right and palliative care has demonstrable benefits for patients, their family and the health care system when provided earlier on in the course of serious illness. Yet most people living with serious illness are unable to access the high quality palliative care they deserve.
Academics from the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital and The University of Melbourne have developed a strategy and recommendations for reframing palliative care in an attempt to help address this issue.
The open access article published in the Medical Journal of Australia is available here
Hudson P, Collins A, Boughey M, Philip J. (E-Pub 22 October 2021). “Reframing palliative care to improve the quality of life of people diagnosed with a serious illness”. Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). doi: 10.5694/mja2.51307.