Informing choices for care if faced with serious illness

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Anna Collins +61 3 9231 1270

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