Title

Palliative Care In Western Australia: An Assessment of Information and Support Needs

Document Type

Journal Article

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Nursing and Public Health

RAS ID

4236

Comments

This article was originally published as: McConigley, R., Kristjanson, L., & Nikoletti, S. (2001). Palliative care in Western Australia: an assessment of information and support needs. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 7(11), 555-564. Original article available here

Abstract

Health professionals in rural Western Australia have embraced palliative care, however, to date no information has been available about the issues that face those providing the care. The descriptive study was undertaken to determine what palliative care education and support resources were available to rural health professionals, and to ascertain what further services would be of benefit to their practice. The findings of this study suggests that rural health professionals would welcome increased access to both education and support services when providing palliative care to patients in their communities. Recommendations are made that could enhance the delivery of palliative care education and support to rural Western Australia.

DOI

10.12968/ijpn.2001.7.11.9296

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.12968/ijpn.2001.7.11.9296