Current realities and future goals for regional communities
At present, there is no coordinated approach to support individuals who have received an end-of-life diagnosis across the continuum of care. The Quality in End-of-Life (QEOL) care project aims to resolve this through the development of a questionnaire to cost effectively obtain relevant palliative care data from rural general practitioners in the South West and Great Southern regions of WA. The three-phase project will then result in the development of an End-of-Life (EOL) Registry which GPs can use to ensure patients are receiving a comprehensive and coordinated approach to their care plans. A pilot study will be conducted to examine the implementation of the End-of-Life Registry.