Consumers and volunteers as collaborators: lessons from rural palliative care research
- Year: 2001
- Author: Moorhouse, C
- Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference, Canberra
- Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
- Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
- Country: Australia
This paper considers health service consumer and volunteer involvement in general, with particular consideration of some of the implications for rural health and for rural people. Specifically it addresses the potential role for health service consumers and volunteers in rural health research. Issues discussed include: the essence of collaboration; consumer involvement in palliative care; volunteer involvement in palliative care; and collaboration in other rural health contexts.