Extraordinary yet mundane talk: Children Navigating Palliative Care

Project dates: 05/12/2018 - Ongoing

This project aims to respond to the harrowing prospect of a child’s death by providing foundational evidence of how clinicians and families communicate effectively with children with life-limiting conditions. In developing the first nation-wide repository of video-recordings of paediatric palliative care consultations, the project is designed to generate new knowledge by using conversation analysis to examine how these conversations occur in real-life clinical settings. Expected outcomes are major knowledge breakthroughs informing research, policy, and practice, by revealing more effective communication approaches. The findings intend to provide significant benefits to researchers, clinicians, healthcare users, and policy makers.


Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP180101941) (2018 - 2020)

Chief Investigators