Challenges of delivering a person centred palliative care model

In this Op-Ed piece GP, Dr Paresh Dawda who has patients in palliative care, and palliative care nurse practitioner Nikki Johnston OAM talk about the issues that need be addressed in the Australian health system to support patients with complex care needs.

The current model is discussed where there are limits on how palliative care patients can be cared for by traditional GPs and in clinical settings. The absence of a national register and definitions, affect all areas of the community, not just those who don’t have equal access.

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