End-of-Life Essentials

Welcome to End-of-Life Essentials. Most people in Australia will visit an acute hospital in their last year of life. Many of them will die in hospital. This website provides online learning opportunities and practice resources for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals to improve the quality and safety of end-of-life care in hospitals.

Free education modules and resources

End-of-life Essentials education is based on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care. The education and resources align to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, are free to use, evidence based and have been peer reviewed by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals around Australia.


Please participate in our evaluation study!

Are you new to End-of-Life Essentials 'Patient-Centred Communication and Shared Decision-Making' module? We are conducting a study about this module and its impact on health professionals' clinical practice. Upon completion of the study, you will be provided with a $30 e-gift card to thank you.

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Project News - Edition 70 - July 2022

Project News - Edition 70 - July2022Dying is normal, but it requires hospital teams and systems to be nimble. Doctors, nurses and allied health professionals can be in a situation where they may not readily recognise a patient with end-of-life needs. 

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Project News - Edition 69 - June 2022

Project News - Edition 69 - June 2022According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in Australia: Over 124,000 older individuals identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; Approximately 11% of the Australian population...

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