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Queensland Palliative Care Research Group

QPCRG (Queensland Palliative Care Research Group)

31 January 2018: QPCRG team led by Prof Janet Hardy receives grant from Medical Research Future Fund to evaluate benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care.

BACKGROUND:The Queensland palliative care sector has an established record in research; this has principally been achieved through the efforts of individual researchers and organisations. The Queensland Palliative Care Research Group (QPCRG) endeavours to further advance the research capacity of the Queensland palliative care sector through collaboration and coordination. The purpose of the group is to provide opportunities for palliative care researchers in Queensland to build high quality supportive and palliative care research programs, thus adding to the body of evidence and knowledge. The overall aim is to improve service and care delivery for people at  end of life.

Role of QPCRG: The primary role of QPCRG is to promote high impact and quality collaborative research in supportive and palliative care throughout Queensland. QPCRG provides a forum for researchers involved in supportive and palliative care research to share ideas, knowledge and experience. Collaborative research partnerships are fostered and encouraged.

Specific Activities of QPCRG include (but are not limited to): 

  1. Workshops to develop concepts
  2. Steering group meetings
  3. Development of research protocols
  4. Development of research collaborations/teams
  5. Maintenance of a research register for research undertaken by members of QPCRG
  6. Maintenance of a database of research interests of members

The secretariat role for QPCRG is provided by the Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education.

For any information about meetings/documents/processes, contact as follows:

E: or
T: 07 3646 8197

Last updated: 14 February 2018