|Current Policy Trends of Palliative and End-of-life Care in Australia|
|Author||David C Currow||Page||Date||2017-Dec|
The first national strategy for palliative care was developed with wide consultation, endorsed in 2000 by all states and territories and updated in 2010.
The strategy focused on awareness and understanding; quality and effectiveness; and partnerships in care. A key aspect was to define the skills and competencies that every health professional should have (a palliative approach), complemented by specialist support. The national peak body, Palliative Care Australia, simultaneously developed key operational documents to complement the national stragegy. In 2016, the national strategies were evaluated in preparation for the third iteration. The evaluation found that the Strategy facilitated an environment that allowed for the 'continued expansion and improvement of palliative care service delivery across the health system'.
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