Evolution of palliative care in Australia 1973-2013

David Currow, Jane Phillips

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    Abstract

    In parallel with the rapid development of oncology in Australia, palliative and supportive care has evolved rapidly. The sponsorship for such development was largely generated by oncology services in response to unmet needs that were encountered daily. Development of state, territory and national strategies has mirrored the professional development in service delivery, education (of existing practitioners and tomorrow's clinicians) and research. More recently, national programs are delivering better outcomes for palliative care patients and their families, world-leading clinical research, improved access to essential medications in the community and the ability to access quality evidence to inform practice and policy. These initiatives provide a valuable foundation for continuing to improve access to high quality clinical care wherever people live.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-42
    Number of pages5
    JournalCancer Forum
    Volume37
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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    Currow, D., & Phillips, J. (2013). Evolution of palliative care in Australia 1973-2013. Cancer Forum, 37(1), 38-42.