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Building relationships through multi-disciplinary education in the North West Tasmania Rural Palliative Care Project


Walker, JH and Behrens, HJ and Dow, A, Building relationships through multi-disciplinary education in the North West Tasmania Rural Palliative Care Project, Standing up for rural health: Learning from the past, action for the future: Proceedings of the 9th National Rural Health Conference, 7-10 March 2007, Albury, New South Wales, pp. 1-10. (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper reports a multi-disciplinary educational intervention developed to improve palliative care delivery in a rural and remote area. The North West Rural Palliative Care Project commenced in 2004 on the North West Coast of Tasmania as a result of an innovative three-way partnership between the North West Tasmania Division of General Practice, Palliative Care Service North West and the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School. The program was funded by the National Palliative Care Strategy under the Rural Palliative Care Program. As occurs in many rural communities, the majority of palliative care delivery in this region is by GPs based in small, dispersed towns. A specialist palliative care service, including a medical specialist, services the region. However, while this assistance is available it is not fully utilised by GPs because of issues relating to distance and role delineation, among others.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:palliative care, community, multidisciplinary
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Aged health care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Palliative care
UTAS Author:Walker, JH (Professor Judi Walker)
UTAS Author:Behrens, HJ (Mrs Heidi Behrens)
ID Code:87704
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Rural Clinical School
Deposited On:2013-12-03
Last Modified:2014-08-22

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