The End-of-Life Essentials Project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

End-of-Life Essentials National Advisory Group

The National Advisory Group (NAG) acts as a reservoir of knowledge, skills and networks for the EOLE project. It provides a sounding body and an exchange point for promotion and linkage into constituencies.

The functions of the NAG are to:

  1. Provide strategic guidance and direction.
  2. Maximise collaboration with the project team and the acute hospital clinician community.
  3. Endorse and monitor implementation of the EOLE Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Plan.
  4. Advise on health service, system and community issues relating to the EOLE project.
  5. Assist the project team and Commonwealth conduct a review of EOLE operations and explore options to support the sustainability of EOLE into the future of EOLE operations and explore options to support the sustainability of EOLE into the future.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following people for their contribution:

  • Ms Angie Dalli
  • Professor Imogen Mitchell
  • Jeanette Lacey
  • Dr Tracey Tay
  • Ms Melanie Davies
  • Dr Gareth Wahl
  • Dr Pippa Blackburn
  • Dr Chole Furst
  • Ms Vanessa Evans
  • Ms Kathryn Hourigan
  • Associate Prof Kim Devery
  • Dr Caroline Phelan
  • Ms Chantelle Thornhill

Collaborative Partnerships

End-of-Life Essentials acknowledges the ongoing support from the CareSearch Project.

End-of-Life Essentials has had the opportunity to collaborate with The University of Notre Dame Australia to develop the ‘States of Mind’ education module series. This series includes three modules exploring patients states of mind at the end of life:

  • Module 1: States of Mind at the End of Life, focusses on describing aspects of psychosocial and existential wellbeing in end of life care.
  • Module 2: Understanding Patient States of Mind at the End of Life, focusses on screening for psycho-existential symptoms.
  • Module 3: Clinical Management of Anxiety, Depression and More, focusses on the clinical management of anxiety, demoralisation, depression, and existential distress.

In particular, we would like to extend our appreciation to Professor David Kissane for providing EOLE with the opportunity to collaborate and support the Routine Clinical Assessment of Psychosocial and Existential Systems in Palliative Care Project.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has supported EOLE since it commenced in 2015. We continue to collaborate to develop and review education modules based on the Commission’s National Consensus Statement: Essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care.

End-of-Life Essentials has recently engaged with the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) to support Australian acute hospitals in meeting hospital accreditation standards. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and supporting hospitals in addressing the Comprehensive Care Standard (5) and aspects of the Recognising and Respond to Acute Deterioration Standard (8).

Other National Palliative Care Projects

Commercial partners

We would like to acknowledge the work of our commercial partners in supporting the End-of-Life Essentials Project.

  • Frankie Films