The Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC) is an Australia-wide research network that aims to improve the wellbeing of people with life-limiting illnesses through:
- The generation of high quality research evidence to support effective palliative care clinical interventions including medications.
- Building capacity within the health workforce in the conduct and understanding of high quality palliative care clinical research.
- The translation of palliative care research results into clinical practice and policy.
Why does PaCCSC exist?
Public health and clinical advances have led to people living longer and, as a consequence, having a higher likelihood of warning of death. The role of PaCCSC is to engage in high quality research that provides the evidence base to underpin and optimise quality healthcare practice for people with life-limiting illnesses.
Where is PaCCSC?
- PaCCSC is a national, member-based research network.
- PaCCSC has a participating network of hospitals and health services where the benefits from the research can be applied directly to patients and, more broadly, to health policy.
- The PaCCSC national office is located at the University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW.
Strategic Directions 2018-2021
- Strategic Direction 1: To continue to support and grow a network of researchers who collaborate to conduct high quality clinical research in palliative care.
- Strategic Direction 2: To build the evidence base to support the quality use of medications and other interventions to positively influence healthcare practices and policies for people with life limiting illnesses.
- Strategic Direction 3: To continue to build national capacity to support and facilitate high quality clinical research in palliative care and its translation into clinical practice, policy and community awareness.
More information about PaCCSC, and frequently asked questions about participating in research have been made available in a printable brochure, link below.