Rural GPs need more support to provide palliative care

COMMENT

IN the face of diminishing health resources in rural Australia, we cannot underestimate the importance of establishing area resilience to support continuity of care.

One key area where rural GPs are already meeting significant unmet need is in the provision of palliative care services. This essential area is already in demand and is certain to increase as our population ages.

In rural areas, we know patients’ choices are impacted by service deficits. Enabling quality end-of-life care – whether in the home, small hospital or aged

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