The Palliative Care Research Collaboration Program is part of a 5-year Program funded by The Hospital Research Foundation. It is led by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with 11 different organisations across South Australia.
It aims to improve access to and delivery of palliative care to underserved communities by determining if the provision of materials using culturally appropriate and accessible language through culturally acceptable modes of delivery will be associated with an increase in end of life understanding within these communities. Therefore, leading to an increase in the language, knowledge, and practical skills needed to make active end-of-life choices.
The Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia (MCCSA) is collaborating with University of Adelaide and Palliative Care South Australia (PCSA) to lead the initial community project “living well as long as we can” and will work with 4 metropolitan CALD communities whose primary language is not English. This involves working with community leaders to share information about palliative care within the community and assessing the outcomes.
It is our hope that this project will help communities by empowering community members with knowledge and practical skills of both palliative care and advance care planning to make active end of life choices thus leading to better end of life experiences for everyone.
If you would like to know more about the program, please contact Florine Fernandes through phone: 0882134607 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To know more about the project, please visit the website https://health.adelaide.edu.au/public-health-and-palliative-care
To listen to podcast episodes on palliative care in multiple languages, please visit: https://mccsa.org.au/palliative-care-podcast/