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This research project examined factors affecting quality of life at the end of life for Aboriginal palliative care clients in remote Northern Territory (NT). It focused on the impact that communication between palliative clients and their carers has on clients' quality of life. In particular, it examined the role of case conferencing in contributing to quality of life for remote palliative clients. The project also assessed the dynamics of communication between palliative clients and their carers and health providers.
The project used the SEIQoL-DW tool (Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life-Direct Weighting), which is a simple visual aid to help people to identify their own criteria for what brings them quality of life.
This project was funded by the NHMRC and conducted by researchers at the Menzies School of Health Research with the former Director of Territory Palliative Care. This project was also known as Talking Palliative Care.
Menzies School of Health Research
Headquarters - Darwin (Royal Darwin Hospital Campus)
John Matthews Building (JMB)
Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus
PO Box 41096
Casuarina NT 0811
Ph: (08) 8922 8196
Fax: (08) 8927 5187