Research Programs at the WACCPC are designed to improve outcomes for both patients and their family through supportive and palliative care for life limiting illnesses. The WACCPC has a focus on under-served population groups such as people with Motor Neurone Disease, terminally ill people who live alone, children with a parent with a life limiting illness, aboriginal people and family caregivers pre- and post-bereavement.
Projects are carried out through strategic partnerships with clinicians, academics, service providers and government in Western Australia, nationally and internationally. Projects are initiated from clinical practice and designed to answer the question being asked by working in the field.
All those interested to undertake research or post graduate studies to inform their clinical practice are encouraged to contact Professor Samar Aoun on firstname.lastname@example.org at Curtin University or Professor Anne Wilkinson on email@example.com at Edith Cowan University.
- Best practice/evidence based guidelines
- Bereavement support
- Cancer and palliative care needs of Aboriginal people
- Communication between health professionals and cancer patients
- Chronic disease self-management
- Dignity Therapy
- Evaluation projects/models of care
- Family caregiving at End of Life
- Interventions and outcome measurement
- Multidisciplinary teams in cancer
- Palliative care needs of people living alone
- Palliative care needs of people living with Motor Neurone Disease
- Psychological, social and information needs of cancer patients
- Quality of life in cancer treatment
- Technological innovations to improve health care