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Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT) focuses on interdisciplinary collaborative research optimising the health and wellbeing of individuals living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

  • IMPACCT at UTS leads global, collaborative research into chronic illness and palliative care - Faculty of Health, UTS

    Professor Jan Phillips, Director, IMPACCT: IMPACCT is all about improving outcomes for palliative care patients, people in aged care, and people with chronic diseases. So, our research is patient focused but globally connected.

    Professor David Currow, Chief Investigator, PaCCSC: IMPACCT is making a difference with a really committed collaborative team across many hospital sites, across universities, medical research institutes, and that spectrum means that we can improve what we do.

    Professor Meera Agar, Chair, ImPaCCT:NSW: IMPACCT is really focused on outcomes that are important for patients and families who are living with chronic and palliative illnesses. So, we look at things that patients and families say is important, and that allows them to live well, function well and feel comfortable whilst they’re living with those illnesses.

    Professor Richard Chye, Director of Palliative Care, Sacred Heart Health Service: So, the academics at IMPACCT have to work very closely with clinicians because they have to work with patients, and to get access to patients is through the clinicians.

    Professor David Currow: Our connections globally are health services around the world, in more than 20 countries and more than 100 sites that have signed up with us to collect data on day to day practice.

    Professor Jan Phillips: We've brought together a group of highly talented clinical academics to work together with our clinical partners to answer real world problems associated with end of life care, aged care, and chronic illnesses.

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