The Palliative Care Research Collaboration (PCRC) is a five-year Statewide project funded by The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Palliative Care. The program is aimed at improving access to and delivery of services to people and their families dealing with a life-limiting illness, to help them live as well as possible for as long as possible.

This research program is an innovative public health collaboration involving experienced researchers and clinicians, local health networks, peak advocacy organisations, and patients and family members in South Australia.

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SA Government launches Palliative Care Connect services

The South Australian Government’s Department for Health and Wellbeing’s End of Life Care team has officially launched Palliative Care Connect which provides information and linkages to palliative care and bereavement support in South Australia.

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The widowhood effect

University of Adelaide researcher Dr Georgia Rowley has contributed to the article “What is the widowhood effect and why does it happen?” written by Patrick Lenton and published by the ABC.

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2023 Stakeholder engagement event

The Palliative Care Research Collaboration, led by A/Prof Jaklin Eliott, held its Stakeholder Engagement Event on the 12th October 2023 at the University of Adelaide. This event brought together clinicians, consumers, policy makers, researchers, and representatives of community organisations, all of whom are committed to improving palliative care for South Australians.

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National Palliative Care Week and project updates

National Palliative Care Week runs from the 21st – 27th May 2023, and is Australia’s largest annual initiative to raise awareness about palliative care and its benefits. 



Program launch event

The Palliative Care Research Collaboration held its Program Launch Event on the 7th October 2022 at the University of Adelaide.