Nurses: End-of-life care in Emergency


My name is Dr Tracey Giles and I am a nursing academic at Flinders University. I am currently leading a research team to investigate nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences when providing end-of-life care in Australian emergency department settings.

The purpose of this project is to identify barriers and facilitators to providing safe and effective care for patients who die in the ED and to identify practical and emotional supports required by nurses and doctors to assist them to provide this type of care in the ED setting.

To participate in this study we invite you to complete an anonymous online survey, which will take no more than 20-30 minutes of your time.

Your perceptions and experiences of caring for patients who have died in the ED would provide valuable information that could help us improve the planning and delivery of future end-of-life care practices and services in the ED setting.

This research study has ethical approval from the Flinders University Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee, project number 7627.

If you would like to know more about this study or participate in the survey, please click:



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