Violet is transforming the last stage of life so that more Australians are better prepared to die well.

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The $1 billion challenge 
no one is talking about.

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Regret is a very personal emotion, but it carries widespread costs for families, businesses, the health system and society. It adds up to a $1billion problem that continues to rise in line with our ageing population.

Violet leverages 30+ years experience, and a significant global evidence base, to build skills in non-clinical care and communication. We target three audience groups: friends and family (informal caregivers); professional caregivers, GPs and clinicians, and relevant businesses whose work intersects with the final stage of life, like aged care, banks and insurers.

Violet helps people change behaviour in three main areas: acceptance of, preparation for and communication during the end of life. We provide support when and where people need us - at home, in aged care, health care, and in relevant businesses.

Regret is a very personal emotion, but it carries widespread costs for families, businesses, the health system and society. It adds up to a $1billion problem that continues to rise in line with our ageing population.

Violet leverages 30+ years experience, and a significant global evidence base, to build skills in non-clinical care and communication. We target three audience groups: friends and family (informal caregivers); professional caregivers, GPs and clinicians, and relevant businesses whose work intersects with the final stage of life, like aged care, banks and insurers.

Violet helps people change behaviour in three main areas: acceptance of, preparation for and communication during the end of life. We provide support when and where people need us - at home, in aged care, health care, and in relevant businesses.

Learn more about our work and our FY21-22 strategy.

Download FY20-22 Strategy

Download Key Insights

CEO Melissa Reader on transforming the last stage of life.

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The final stage of life can often have a very clinical focus, and this is often at the expense of a more human, social and emotional one.

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With Violet

While death is inevitable, the regret caused by a lack of planning, acceptance and communication in the last stage of life can be reduced

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70% of Australians would prefer to die at home but, sadly, over half will die in hospital.*

In the final year of life hospital admissions rise dramatically (on average about 33 days are spent in hospital) and for many, that will include the intensive care unit (ICU) and non-beneficial treatment (NBT).  

*Grattan Institute

97% of workers have experienced moral distress related to end of life care.*

For health professionals, and other organisations whose work intersects with the last stage of life like aged care, trauma and distress are on the rise.

*Queensland University of Technology
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Violet intends to significantly reduce both the human and economic costs of regretful death.

This end-of-life issue exists above any individual, demographic, industry sector, or ministerial portfolio. It is a widespread human issue that for too long we have not thought about until it is too late.

Watch CEO, Melissa Reader, explain more about the organisation's purpose.

Board of Directors

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Andrew Macpherson


Chairperson

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Melissa Reader

CEO and Managing Director

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Debbie Nicholson

Director

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Peter Shorthouse

Director

Peter Spicer

Peter Spicer

Director

James Viles

James Viles

Director

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Dr Leeroy Williams

Director

Our Clinical Comittee

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Professor Rod MacLeod

Chairperson

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Ken Hillman

Professor of Intensive Care, UNSW

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Nikki Johnston

OAM, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

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Dr Kathryn Mannix

Palliative Care Physician

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Professor Imogen Mitchell

Dean of Medicine, ANU Medical School

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Jo Wood

Palliative Care Social Worker, Monash Health

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