So, what does dying look like in Canberra Health Services?

Yansong Huang, Toni Ashmore, Brett Scholz, Imogen Mitchell, Michael Chapman, Janie Busby Grant, Ekavi Georgousopoulou

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Paper

1 Downloads (Pure)


INTRODUCTION: Approximately 700 people die in Canberra Health Services each year. Staff and community have shared concerns about and the need to improve end-of-life care in Canberra Health Services. AIM: The aim of this research was to understand what elements of end-of-life care Canberra Health Services do well and the impact of the introduction of a Comfort Care Pathway. METHODS: 200 and 100 retrospective deaths in 2019 and 2020 respectively were audited with the Canterbury Quality of Death (CQD) tool to examine the quality of death (QOD). A higher accumulated score from positive answers indicates a better QOD. A third file audit of 49 deaths was undertaken in January 2021 where a Comfort Care Pathway was in place at the time of death. Ethics was approved and waived the need for consent.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventCanberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021 - Virtual, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 27 Jul 202130 Jul 2021


ConferenceCanberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'So, what does dying look like in Canberra Health Services?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this