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Chronic diseases and early palliative care support

Description 
A collaborative effort between Supportive and Palliative Care, Complex Care, General Medicine and Nephrology, the Supportive Chronic Conditions Clinic (SCCC) is an innovative, multidisciplinary clinic offering nephrology, heart failure, palliative care and general medicine consultation. The clinic aims to assist patients with end-stage chronic disease with symptom management, comprehensive social needs assessment whilst clarifying medical goals of care. Since its inception in March 2017 the SCCC has provided support to 97 patients over 334 episodes of care. The SCCC was awarded the 2018 Monash Health Award and went on to win a Victorian Public Healthcare Award (Secretary’s Award) for improving integration of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions’. Research: Randomised control study: This study aims to measure the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic for patients and their carers in their last year of life with complex life-limiting chronic conditions in delivering defragmented and early supportive care.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
Chronic diseases, palliative care,
School 
School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health / Hudson Institute of Medical Research » Medicine - Monash Medical Centre
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
BMedSc(Hons)
Time commitment 
Full-time
Part-time
Physical location 
Monash Medical Centre Clayton
Co-supervisors 
Dr 
Fiona Runacres

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