Cancer palliative care, including end-of-life care, is specialised care for people who have cancer that cannot be cured.1 It aims to prevent suffering by means of treating pain, as well as addressing emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs.2 It is therefore an important aspect of improving outcomes for cancer patients, their families and carers.
As the measure/s has yet to be determined, a data availability assessment cannot be made. Cancer Australia is progressing the development of this indicator.
Information about the measure(s):
The measure/s for this indicator is yet to be determined.
Links to other content:
1. Cancer Australia. Palliative Care. Sydney: Cancer Australia. Available here
2. Department of Health (WA) 2011. Western Australia Cancer Plan 2012-2017. Cancer & Palliative Care Network, Department of Health, Western Australia.