The CRE-ELC conducts a number of research projects within three programs of research.
Research Program 1 – Service Delivery
Design and evaluate innovative service models and interventions to improve outcomes for people at end of life .
It will generate knowledge around:
- what are the patterns of end of life service needs for individuals with various life limiting conditions, facilitators and barriers to patient flow between and within settings, and factors influencing use of clinically futile treatment at end of life
- evidence to guide health care professionals and policy makers on the most effective and cost-effective methods of organising and delivering needs-based end of life services
Research Program 2 – Consumers
Improve knowledge for consumers and health care professionals.
It will specifically generate evidence to:
- guide health care professionals and policy makers on the most effective and cost-effective methods of organising and delivering needs-based end of life services
- develop delivery of consumer-centred end of life services
- understand processes for facilitating informed choice at end of life
Research Program 3 – Regulatory
Improve knowledge to support health systems, organisations and health professionals to develop policies and to make decisions about use of health resources at end of life that are legally and ethically sound.
It will investigate the legal and ethical issues associated with end of life care, specifically focused on supporting health systems, organisations and individual health professionals to make ethical and medically appropriate decisions regarding use of health resources at end of life.