Palliative Medicine Research Group

Seeking to effect positive and systemic change in palliative care practice, and accelerate the translation of research-generated knowledge to improve patient care.

VCCC Palliative Medicine Research Group

Palliative care is a unique medical speciality that focuses on achieving the best possible quality of life for people with serious illness. As an emerging field, palliative care is accruing an evidence base to ensure the best care underpinned by the best research is available to people who have no time to waste.

This team brings together clinicians, researchers and allied health professionals, under the leadership of the VCCC Chair of Palliative Medicine. The group seeks to effect positive and systemic change in palliative care practice and accelerate the translation of research-generated knowledge into improved patient care nationally and internationally. The team is clinically embedded within St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and other partners of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC).

The mission of the Palliative Medicine Research Group is to lead a program of robust, ethical and high-quality research that specifically focuses on improving:

  • ‘Systems of care’ - the ways in which palliative care is provided
  • ‘Engagement with palliative care’ - how we best talk about and come to shared decisions about treatment and care
  • ‘The evidence for best clinical care’ - how we best support the patient and their family

Contact and more information

Professor Jennifer Philip
Melbourne Medical School 
jphilip@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 9231 1267

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