WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care
The Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care (WACCPC) is a collaborative partnership between ECU and Curtin University of Technology.
Our research programs at WACCPC span both the cycle of life (including paediatrics, acute, and aged care) and the cycle of healthcare (including primary, acute, and palliative care). Topics focusing on the minimisation of both physical and emotional distress of patients and healthcare staff are a characteristic of this multidisciplinary team of researchers.
Projects are initiated from clinical practice and designed to answer the question being asked by people working in the field. These designs include in-depth qualitative research, instrument development, systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, and translational research.
Staff in the WACCPC have interesting programs for Honours, Masters and PhD students in the following areas:
- aged care;
- cancer care;
- palliative care;
- paediatric cancer and palliative care;
- primary care;
- the impact of cancer, chronic and terminal illness on the family;
- symptom assessment and management instrument development and testing;
- psychosocial oncology;
- care of individuals and families living with terminal illnesses and other cancer; and
- evidence based practice.