Allied health in Australia and its role in palliative care.

Susan Gravier, Katrina Erny-Albrecht

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

As the Australian population ages and the prevalence of chronic, sometimes life-limiting diseases increases, so to does the demand for palliative care with its
emphasis on quality of life. Allied health (AH) professionals are expected to have a key role in meeting this demand. Representing more than a quarter of the Australian health workforce and delivering approximately 200 million health services annually, allied health is an important and major contributor to the Australian system of care.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCareSearch
Number of pages56
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • allied health
  • palliative care
  • CareSearch

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