The CRE-ELC brings together Australia’s leading researchers investigating end of life care issues, utilising their extensive clinical, community and policy networks to ensure that new knowledge is translated for use in end of life care.

The CRE-ELC formalises strategic linkages with leading researchers with expertise in chronic conditions (such as dementia, and cardiovascular and renal disease), legal and ethical issues, social sciences and health economics.


  1. Generate new knowledge about:
    1. service delivery models and interventions that ensure end of life services are organised and supplied based on population needs and models for costing these new approaches.
    2. methods for measuring consumer and carer experience and outcomes of end of life care to enable tracking of performance over time to inform local and national improvements.
    3. minimum service components required to provide optimal and efficient care for individuals with various life limiting conditions in various care settings.
    4. regulatory (legal, ethical and policy) frameworks that support policy makers, health professionals and community members to make appropriate end of life care decisions.
  2. Translate new knowledge about end of life service provision to support consumers and carers, health professionals and policy makers to make effective decisions.
  3. Develop a multidisciplinary research workforce in end of life services through collaboration, training of new researchers and developing research leaders in end of life services research.
  4. Facilitate national and international collaborations amongst health services researchers from a range of disciplines to advance knowledge about end of life services and its use in practice.