Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education
Who We Are
The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education (CPCRE) was established by Queensland Health in 2001 to enhance palliative care services in Queensland through education and research.
CPCRE is led by a consortium of organisations who work with other agencies to improve the quality of care provided to people with a life limiting illness. The organisations comprising the consortium include:
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
The Prince Charles Hospital
Queensland University of Technology
Karuna Hospice Service
CheckUP (formerly General Practice Queensland)
What We Do
Palliative care is an approach that improves quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life threatening illness, through prevention of suffering by early identification, and impeccable assessment and treatment of, pain and other problems, physical, psychological and spiritual.
The Centre's work focuses on:
Developing capacity of the palliative care workforce to provide quality palliative care
Improving links between research and practice in palliative care
Undertaking research to enhance the quality of palliative care
Providing information which supports delivery of palliative care services
The Centre is currently developing and delivering for Brisbane North PHN palliative care education for after-hours GPs and ambulance paramedics and associated guidelines, as part of the Community Based Palliative Care Education Project.