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The Far West Palliative Approach framework

Far West Local Health District

Grant:
  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Dr. Sarah Wenham

The Far West NSW Palliative and End of Life Model of Care used by the local specialist palliative care services, has recently been implemented for the generalist context in a residential aged care facility within the Far West Local Health District.

Using the Model, the Far West Palliative Approach Framework was developed to further support and guide the provision of a quality palliative approach to care in rural and remote settings, by generalist and primary health care clinicians. Benefits are already being witnessed through implementation of this model.

This research project will bring the Model and Framework to five new rural and remote generalist healthcare sites across the local health district. The associated Translational Research Grant will support the evaluation activity of this research project model rollout.

Collaborators: Far West Local Health District (Lower Western Sector, including Wentworth Hospital, Balranald MPS, Wilcannia MPS), Southern Cross Care (Broken Hill) Ltd, Broken Hill, Murray House Aged Care (Wentworth), University of Sydney (Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, Agency for Clinical Innovation