Consultation on the draft Framework for bereavement after an expected death in WA

Closed 21 Aug 2023

Opened 31 Jul 2023


The draft Framework for bereavement support after an expected death in WA (the framework) has been developed by the End of Life Care (EOLC) Program within the WA Department of Health. The Framework is intended as a strategic guide for end-of-life and palliative care services developing local solutions to support bereaved families/carers after an expected death.

The framework is intended to increase awareness and understanding of the service considerations associated with the provision of bereavement support after an expected death, rather than be a clinical guideline for the management of grief and bereavement. 

It recognises that bereavement support is applicable to all services offering end-of-life and palliative care to patients with life limiting illness in WA and that collaborative approaches provide the best outcomes.

Why your views matter

The End of Life Care (EOLC) Program is seeking feedback into the draft framework to ensure a meaningful resource tool is developed, informed by key stakeholders.

This is a broad consultation open to all, and we are particularly interested to hear from end-of-life and palliative care service providers who have a role in the provision of bereavement support after an expected death.

The information collected by this survey will inform and guide the finalisation of the framework and support its implementation across the State. Please circulate the survey through your networks as appropriate.

About the survey

The survey is expected to take about 20 minutes to complete.

All responses to this survey will remain private and confidential.

Before commencing this survey, please ensure you have downloaded the draft Framework (see ‘Related Documents’ below survey link) and have it available to refer to.

You may exit the survey at any time and can save your progress by providing your email address. Please note that your results will not be submitted, if you do not press "submit" at the end of the survey. 

To begin the survey, click on the 'Online Survey' link below.

If you have any queries, please email the EOLC Program at or phone 9222 0202.


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