Reflective practice in palliative care

Susan Gravier, Susan Burney, Harriet Radermacher

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle


Palliative care is holistic care that helps people nearing the end of their life to live as well as possible for as long as possible. Palliative care supports the person, their family and carers and can include bereavement support following death. The aim is to allow people to experience each moment at the end of life more fully through effective management of pain and other symptoms, and assessment and management of their psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs. It is key for psychologists working in this field to understand the importance and implications of communication, self-care and reflective practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationInPsych
PublisherAustralian Psychological Society Ltd
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Palliative care
  • psychology
  • psychologist
  • Self-care
  • Reflective Practice
  • Self-awareness
  • CareSearch
  • online resources
  • burnout
  • compassion fatigue


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