Violet is playing an important role in the wider normalisation of death and dying, destigmatising necessary conversations and bringing down barriers that stop people from seeking support.
In the same way that attitudes towards mental health have been transformed, Violet strives to effect the same change around the last stage of life.
At Violet, we are driven to solve one of the toughest and most complex parts of the human journey: the last stage of life.
We know that when people are able to move forward with support, confidence and knowledge they make better decisions, which lead to better outcomes.
In October 2021, drawing on the expertise of AGSM Graduate, Sarah Foxe and the team at Social Ventures Australia, Violet rolled out our first outcomes framework.
Grounded in Prochaska and DiClemente’s foundational work in behavioural change, the framework also investigates Violet’s impact on carers’ knowledge, sense of empowerment and ability to take action - all of which help them to make the most of the time they have with loved one.
You can view early results here
By Violet CEO Melissa Reader, Prof Kathy Eagar, Director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute and clinical committee members Prof. Ken Hillman, AO and Dr. Leeroy William.
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Centre for Health Service Development and Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute,
University of Wollongong
Principal, Integrated Policy Solutions, Senior Research Fellow,
South Australian health
and Medical Research Institute.
Lend Lease, President Walter
and Eliza Hall Institute of
former NSW Health Minister, current Chair of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association
Partner Private Equity and Healthcare, Bain Consulting
Intensive Care Specialist and Professor of Intensive Care, University of New South Wales
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Palliative Care Physician and Author
Dean of Medicine, ANU Medical School
Palliative Care Social Worker, Monash Health
Adjunct associate Professor and Clinical Director of Supportive & Palliative Care at Eastern Health.