PCOC Publications

PCOC Journal Articles


Eagar K, Clapham SP and Allingham SF (2018) Palliative care is effective: but hospital symptom outcomes superior. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001534.

Aranha S, Johnson C E, Healey J, Blackburn P, Allingham S, Yeomanson A and Bird M (2018) Use of point of care outcomes data facilitates quality improvement in palliative care. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25 (7): 20-23. 


Eagar K, Clapham S, Allingham S (2017) No, most people aren't in severe pain when they die. The Conversation.

Pidgeon TM, Johnson CE, Lester L, Currow D, Yates P, Allingham SF, Bird S and Eagar K (2018) Perceptions of the care received from Australian palliative care services: A caregiver perspective. Palliative and Supportive Care, 16 (2): 198-208.


Clark K, Connolly A, Clapham S, Quinsey K, Eagar K and Currow DC (2016) Physical Symptoms at the Time of Dying Was Diagnosed: A Consecutive Cohort Study To Describe the Prevalence and Intensity of Problems Experienced by Imminently Dying Palliative Care Patients by Diagnosis and Place of Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19 (12): 1288-1295.

Clark K, Eagar K and Currow DC (2016) Embedding Objective Measurements of Quality into Routine Practice in Hospice / Palliative Care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52 (3): e5-e7.

Ekström M, Allingham SF, Eagar K, Yates P, Johnson C and Currow DC (2016) Breathlessness During the Last Week of Life in Palliative Care: An Australian Prospective, Longitudinal Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51 (5): 816-823.

Masso M, Allingham SF, Johnson CE, Pidgeon T, Yates P, Currow D and Eagar K (2016) Palliative Care Problem Severity Score: Reliability and acceptability in a national study. Palliative Medicine, 30 (5): 479-485.

Pidgeon T, Johnson CE, Currow D, Yates P, Banfield M, Lester L, Allingham SF, Bird S and Eagar K (2016) A survey of patients' experience of pain and other symptoms while receiving care from palliative care services. BMJ Supportive Palliative Care, 6 (3): 315-322.


Currow DC, Allingham S, Yates P, Johnson C, Clark K and Eagar K (2015) Improving national hospice / palliative care service symptom outcomes systematically through point-of-care data collection, structured feedback and benchmarking. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (2): 307-315.

Johnson CE, Singer R, Masso M, Sellars M and Silvester W (2015) Palliative care health professionals’ experiences of caring for patients with advance care directives. Australian Health Review, 39: 154-159.

Masso M, Allingham S, Banfield M, Johnson C, Pidgeon T, Yates P and Eagar K (2015) Palliative Care Phase: reliability and acceptability in a national studyPalliative Medicine, 29 (1): 22-30.

Sellars M, Silvester W, Masso M and Johnson CE (2015) Advanced care planning in palliative care: a national survey of health professionals and service managers. Australian Health Review, 39: 146-153.


Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (2014) Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care. Sydney: ACSQHC, 2014.

Tieman J, Rawlings D, Taylor J, Adams A, Mills S, Vaz H and Banfield M (2014) Supporting service change in palliative care: a framework approach. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20 (7): 349–356. 


Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (2013) Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration: Three years of progress (2010 to 2013). Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong.


Currow DC, Allingham S, Bird S, Yates P, Lewis J, Dawber J and Eagar K (2012) Referral patterns and proximity to palliative care inpatient services by level of socio-economic disadvantage. A national study using spatial analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 12: 424.


Banfield M (2011) Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration: improving the quality of palliative care using routine, standard patient assessments. Australian Nursing Journal, 18 (11): 37

Rawlings D, Hendry K, Mylne S, Banfield M and Yates P (2011) Using Palliative Care Assessment Tools to Influence and Enhance Clinical Practice. Home Healthcare Nurse, 29 (3): 139-145.


Aoun S, Bird S, Kristjanson L and Currow DC (2010) Reliability testing of the FAMCARE-2 scale: Measuring family carer satisfaction with palliative care. Palliative Medicine, 24 (7): 674-681.

Eagar K, Watters P, Currow DC, Aoun SM and Yates P (2010) The Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) – measuring the quality and outcomes of palliative care on a routine basis. Australian Health Review, 34 (2): 18-192.


Currow DC, Eagar K, Aoun S, Fildes D, Yates P and Kristjanson LJ (2008) Is it feasible and desirable to collect voluntarily quality and outcome data nationally in palliative oncology care? Journal of Clinical Oncology, 26 (23): 3853-3859.

Last reviewed: 10 October, 2018