Deeble Institute Health Policy Issues Brief – Improving end of life care in Australia

Health Policy Issues Briefs are easy to read, objective papers that look at a topical health policy issue, synthesise the research evidence and recommend a way forward. They are designed to help policymakers who need to quickly find out what evidence exists in a topic area, how compelling it is, and what the implications might be when using it to develop health policies.

The latest brief aims to raise awareness of the issues surrounding end of life care and to provide recommendations on what can be done to facilitate discussions on these issues among consumers and all sectors of the health system. It also provides recommendations on improving EOL care and care services.