Australians show overwhelming support for palliative care access in aged care

Palliative Care Australia

Australians are firmly in favour of aged care residents having appropriate access to palliative care, with the majority also supporting aged care workers having the skills required to deliver the care, new national survey data released today reveals.

The latest National Palliative Care Community Survey shows that 96% of Australians believe it is important that aged care services provide palliative care to their residents with the understanding that palliative care improves the quality of life for people nearing the end of life and their families.

The findings also showed two in three Australians believe that palliative care training should be mandatory for all aged care workers.

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