State of Palliative Care Survey

We need your assistance

Palliative Care Tasmania undertaking key research to inform the first Tasmanian State of Palliative Care Report.
This key piece of research, funded by the Tasmanian Government, will be delivered at the State of Palliative Care Symposium in November 2021

The report will provide quantitative information on the nature of the Tasmanian palliative care workforce.

The definition of the palliative care workforce is broad and encompasses paid and unpaid people across a range of services providers supporting  those who have a life limiting illness, including:

  • Specialist palliative care services
  • Generalist palliative care services
  • Community and after hours services
  • Primary health providers (e.g. GP’s, pharmacists etc)
  • Aged care services (including home care providers)
  • Allied health professionals (e.g. physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers etc)
  • Carers
  • Volunteers
  • Community organisations

To assist in in drafting the report it would be greatly appreciated if you could please provide the following information regarding your service’s workforce involved  in various palliative care related roles.


There are some definitions below that may help you complete the survey.

State of Palliative Care Survey

Your Details

1. How many Health Care Professionals are engaged in your palliative care workforce?

2. How many Non-Health Care Professionals are engaged in your palliative care workforce?

3. Please indicate where in Tasmania your service is located.

Please tick all that apply.


Health Care Professionals:

Health care professional roles work directly with patients and have responsibilities related to diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care. Examples include: doctors, nurses, cardiologists, allied health professionals etc.

Non-Health Care Professional:

Non-health care professional roles can interact with patients but do not assist with clinical aspects. Examples include: aged care support workers, funeral providers, community transport workers, meals on wheels volunteers etc.