Five focus groups were held with a total of 21 consumers who were either receiving services as they approached the end of life, or had cared for patients who had received End of Life Care (EOLC) on the Sunshine Coast. Participants completed three main activities:
- Part 1: A story telling exercise where each participant took turns to share their story about EOLC on the Sunshine Coast.
- Part 2: Considering what they thought was a ‘good death’ and mapping the care network that supported them and the types of caring activities that took place in the network, such as domestic, emotional and health care.
- Part 3: A group exercise where participants identified perceived gaps in end of life care on the Sunshine Coast.