Barriers to Palliative Care
The Federal Department of Health has released a series of reports and an accompanying summary policy paper covering the barriers to accessing quality palliative care for people from under-served populations or people with complex needs.
The populations of interest identified for this project are:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Care leavers and people affected by forced adoption
- People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds
- People with disabilities
- People experiencing homelessness
- People who are incarcerated
- People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)
The reports are based on project work completed by Australian Healthcare Associates in consultation with stakeholders and people from vulnerable populations. The project aimed to:
- identify unmet palliative care needs for each group
- consider cultural and personal factors influencing use of palliative care services
- identify best-practice approaches in palliative care settings
- consider the role of advance care planning in addressing unmet needs
- identify how government and palliative care service providers can better serve people from these groups
You can find out more about the Exploratory Analysis of Barriers to Palliative Care here.
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