One of the 2018 National Palliative Care Strategy’s guiding principles necessitates early planning with people facing a life limiting illness with those closest to them and their carers. Recognising the need for end-of-life care early can optimise a person’s quality of life and allow them to access adequate, appropriate and considered treatment and care.
To assist healthcare workers to provide the services needed by people approaching the end of life, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the ‘Commission’) has engaged HealthConsult to develop and administer a national survey to determine:
the tools used by healthcare workers to identify patients nearing the end of life
the extent to which these tools are used within different settings
the facilitators and barriers for using the tools.
Ultimately the results will be used by the Commission and the Commonwealth Department of Health to guide quality improvement practices nationally.
The survey will take
All healthcare workers
are invited to complete this survey.
responses will be combined with those of all other respondents
. The combined responses will form part of the overall data for a report that will go to the Commission.
You or your organisation will not be identified
in any reports or papers using information from this survey.
information collected will be kept strictly confidential and stored securely
, and will only be used for the purpose of this particular project.
If you have any questions about this survey, kindly contact the HealthConsult Project Manager, Amy Monk, on 02 9261 3707 or email@example.com or the Commission’s contact Angie Dalli via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and for helping make a difference in people’s lives.