Great Expectations

Developing end of life care skills for general practice: what patients want from primary care

GPs are well placed to identify people with life-threatening illnesses as well as the needs of such patients and their carers. This project will consult patients, carers, GPs, and key stakeholders in order to determine what those most affected need from their primary care providers. This will add to our understanding of how primary care should manage the end of life phase. Furthermore, it will identify key indicators of quality in end of life care which will be used to develop a routine data collection tool to assess quality of care.

Current status:

Funded, completed

For more information contact:

Chief Investigator Geoff Mitchell, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Queensland (g.mitchell@uq.edu.au; +61 7 3381 1578)