Informing choices for care if faced with serious illness


Project Details

People with serious illness commonly report narrow or limited understandings of palliative care. Despite significant evidence for the benefits of including palliative care in a person’s treatment plan, late engagement with these services remains common.

This study will evaluate the feasibility and preliminary outcomes of using short visual educational stories as the basis of a public health intervention focused on improving general community understanding of palliative care. The results will provide new evidence about optimal approaches to communication about palliative care in future.


  • Primary Care Cancer Research Collaborative (PC4)

Research Group

VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology


St Vincent's Hospital

Unit / Centre

VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group

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