Improving end-of-life care needs of adults living with long-standing physical disability

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A new study by researchers at Adelaide’s Flinders University is looking to broaden our understanding of - and improve – the end-of-life care needs of people living with long-standing physical disability.

End-of-life care can often include providing practical support with daily tasks, as well as mental health and social support for people living with disability and their family and friends, with the aim of improving quality of life.

The research team is keen to hear from people over the age of 18 living with a long-standing physical disability such as cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury about what they think is important when it comes to end-of-life care.

Those interested in getting involved would participate in a 60-minute interview in-person, by phone, or through a video conferencing platform, and receive a $50 gift voucher for their participation.

The aim of the study is to make sure end-of-life care for adults living with long-standing physical disability is meeting their needs.

The research is being supported by Novita.

If you would like to participate in the study, please contact Irene Belperio at Flinders University on 0478 129 766 or email [email protected]