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Projects by State or Territory

All of the projects will be completed by 30 June 2006. For more information on the completed projects please click on the links below.

Note: The projects were community-based projects, not research aimed to increase community capacity in relation to palliative care. As a result there are different forms of presentation in the Executive Summaries as the funded organisations had varying degrees of experience in, and resources for, managing projects.

View projects by state

Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria
Western Australia

 


Australian Capital Territory
 
Project Name: Education Link - PC
Project Description: Educating and training to services working with palliative care patients and families
Organisation: Carers ACT Inc
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Enhancing Community Understanding of Palliative Care
Project Description: Community awareness raising by developing a resource package and community run education programs
Organisation: ACT Hospice Palliative Care Society Inc
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Palliative care booklet on the Dying Experience Service Directory
Brochures on Access to Palliative Care and Organisations / Networks that provide support and care for palliative care users; Fact Sheets on subjects relating to palliative care.
For information on how to obtain these resources email acthpc@bigpond.com

Project Name: Shared understandings improving palliative care for people with dementia
Project Description: Producing educational resources to improve the quality of palliative care to those with dementia.
Organisation: Alzheimer's Australia ACT
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Resources can be found in the publication section at: www.fightdementia.org.au

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New South Wales 
 
Project Name: Developing linkages between an Indigenous population and a palliative care service.
Project Description: Facilitating partnerships between the palliative care service and the Indigenous community.
Organisation: Wentworth Area Health Service
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

A Palliative Care: Care of Aboriginal People Training Module.
For more information phone (02) 4736 0500.

Project Name: Helping Communities Care: Volunteer and Bereavement Support Networks.
Project Description: Implementing a model for volunteer coordination and bereavement support for rural communities.
Organisation: Mid-Western Area Health Service
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:




 

  • Palliative Care and Bereavement Support Folder
  • Volunteer Recruitment Resource Information
  • Mandatory Training Presenter's Resource Folder
  • Volunteer Palliative Care and Bereavement Training - Presenter Resource Information
  • Volunteer Palliative Care and Bereavement Training - Participant's Resource Information
  • Volunteer Coordination and Ongoing Management Resource Information

For more information on how to obtain these resources phone
(02) 6363 8000


Project Name: Kids Grief: a handbook for group leaders.
Project Description: Developing and producing a handbook to support professionals and volunteers in running support groups for bereaved children
Organisation: National Centre for Childhood Grief Aust Ltd
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

For information on the grief handbook go to: www.bereavementcare.com.au or www.childhoodgrief.org.au

Project Name: QTY Bereavement Project
Project Description: Establishing a coordinated bereavement service for the Queanbeyan area.
Organisation: Southern Area Health Service
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary
Resources:
  • Education packages can be accessed via Queanbeyan Community Health, (02) 6298 9233
  • Grief bookmarks and pamphlets can be obtained via NALAG(02) 6292 6847

Project Name: Motor Neurone Disease Volunteer Visitor Pilot Program.
Project Description: Developing and implementing a motor neuron volunteer visitor program.
Organisation: Motor Neurone Disease Association of NSW
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Various resources were produced.
For information on resources visit: www.mndnsw.asn.au


Project Name: Palliative care dementia interface: enhancing community capacity.
Project Description: Developing strong partnerships between aged care facilities and palliative care services to enhance the care of elderly people with dementia.
Organisation: University of Western Sydney
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Family Information Booklet
For a copy of this booklet phone (02) 9685 9046 or e-mail: e.chang@uws.edu.au


Project Name: Palliative care education utilising interactive satellite television technology.
Project Description: Developing four palliative care interactive videos to educate residential
aged care staff.
Organisation: Anglican Retirement Villages
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Resources:





 

Four videos:

  • Overview of Palliative Care
  • Death & Dying
  • Pain Management and
  • Dealing with Grief & Loss

For details on receiving these videos go to: www.agedcarechannel.com.au


Project Name: Study to predict home death.
Project Description: Conducting research to identify the factors that prevent a home death occurring.
Organisation: Central Sydney Area Health Service Palliative Care Service
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name:

Supporting and educating carers in palliative care.
Project Description: Educating and providing follow-up support to carers of people with a life limiting illness.
Organisation: Carers NSW
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Various educational materials were produced, including a video, interactive CD and journal articles.

For more information on the project and resources visit the 'Carer Support Program' section at www.carersnsw.asn.au


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Northern Territory 
 
Project Name: Greater Darwin Palliative Care Volunteer Support Project.
Project Description: Recruiting, training, coordinating and supporting a pool of volunteers in the Darwin area.
Organisation: Carers NT
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Groote Palliative Care Support Service.
Project Description: Increasing Indigenous awareness of palliative care and integrate services for palliative care patients
Organisation: Anglicare NT
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Northern Care Frontier Services.
Project Description: Training and support for residential aged care facilities located within Indigenous communities
Organisation: Frontier Services
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Visiting Specialist Program.
Project Description: Training and education for primary care workers and the general community
Organisation: Central Australian Division of Primary Health Care Inc
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

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Queensland 
 
Project Name: An educational strategy to increase the palliative care capacity of primary health care providers working in rural and remote areas of Australia.
Project Description: Educating primary care health providers about palliative care in rural remote areas across Qld.
Organisation: General Practice Education Australia
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Project Name: Bundaberg Palliative Access Link (PAL) Project.
Project Description: Enhancing community awareness of palliative care within local community.
Organisation: Wide Bay Division of General Practice Association Inc
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Resources:

PAL Information Kit:
 
  • PAL Training Program
  • Resource Training Package – including promotional literature guidelines on Aged and Dementia Care.

For more information on these resources email: pal@widebaydgp.org.au


Project Name: Community Bereavement Support Service for Children, Adolescents and their Families.
Project Description: Establishing a child bereavement centre which will provide counselling and support to grieving children.
Organisation: Mt Olivet Community Services
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

  • Booklet When a Student is Grieving – A Guide for Teachers Grief in schools.
  • What can I do as a teacher / teacher aide? A handout sheet.
    Surfing the Web, a list of websites of particular relevance to grieving and bereaved young people.
    How to prepare your child for a death in the family. Practical ideas for parents, a handout sheet.
    Other handouts for parents on a variety of topics.

Project Name: SEAM: A support, education, assessment and monitoring service for regional and rural people.
Project Description: Funding for a palliative care case manager to increase support and access to palliative care.
Organisation: GP Connections
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Resources:

'SEAM - improving the quality of palliative care in regional Toowoomba, Australia: lessons learned'

Project Name: Volunteer Palliative Care Support Network Initiative.
Project Description: Developing a model for palliative care volunteers and establishing a pool of palliative care volunteers to be accessed by local services.
Organisation: Blue Care Brisbane Central Region (Volunteer Services)
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Resources:

Volunteer Training Modules
Volunteer Training Manuals on CD
For more information on these resources email: volunteers@bluecare.org.au


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Tasmania 
 
Project Name: Collaborative Palliative Care in Rural Communities.
Project Description: Developing and implementing a collaborative model of practice support palliative care patients.
Organisation: Tasmanian Palliative Care Service, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Empowering the Southern Midlands Community through Information and Integration.
Project Description: Educating and supporting local workers and agencies and the
development of local resources and a volunteers service.
Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary
Resources:
 

 

Palliative Care Assessment form
Palliative Care Referral form
To obtain these forms please email karla.ottens@dhhs.tas.gov.au

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South Australia 
 
Project Name: Establishing the care-worker role in palliative care-education, support and integration with palliative care teams.
Project Description:

Educating and supporting care workers providing care to palliative care patients.

Organisation: Royal District Nursing Service of SA
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Kangaroo Island palliative care project.
Project Description: Developing a volunteer support program to assist those with a life-limiting illness.
Organisation: Kangaroo Island Health Service
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Project Name: Partnering with rural communities to improve access and education in palliative care.
Project Description: Improving community awareness by educating health professionals, community members and carers.
Organisation: School of Nursing and Rural Health, University of South Australia, Whyalla Campus
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Shared bereavement care in the west.
Project Description: Strengthening partnerships between specialist and primary care services to provide culturally appropriate care.
Organisation: Western Adelaide Palliative Care
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Numerous resources were developed. For more information on these resources telephone (08) 8222 6825

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Victoria 
 
Project Name: Best practice support model for terminal illness in the workplace.
Project Description: Developing of policies and practices to support terminally ill people in the workplace.
Organisation: Palliative Care Victoria
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Building rural community capacity through volunteering.
Project Description: Enhancing community awareness and partnerships through regional workshops and education.
Organisation: Hume Regional Palliative Care
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Resources relating to this page can be requested by email from:
palliative@hrpc.hume.org.au

Project Name: Experiential Palliative Care Program for General Practitioners.
Project Description: Providing palliative care work placements to GP's to experience palliative care services.
Organisation: Mornington Peninsula Division of General Practice
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Improving consumer and health professional access to comprehensive, accessible, user-friendly evidence-based online information.
Project Description: Community awareness by improving the Palliative Care Victoria website.
Organisation: La Trobe University
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Project Name: Living and Dying in Style.
Project Description: Improving end of life planning in palliative care and residential aged care.
Organisation: South West Health Care
  Executive Summary

Resources:

Living and Dying in Style booklet by Dr Eric Fairbank and posters promoting ACP are available from Mabel Mitchell mmitchell@swh.net.au or Dr Eric Fairbank efairbank@swh.net.au.
For training manuals, documents and other materials view RPC website at www.respectingpatientchoices.org.au/


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Western Australia 
 
Project Name: Accessing Palliative Care in the Kimberley's Remote Aboriginal Communities.
Project Description: Increasing awareness and access to palliative care in the Kimberley's.
Organisation: Kimberley Health Region WA
Click to view: Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Project Name: Fitzroy Valley Palliative Care Service.
Project Description: Facilitating partnerships and community awareness in Fitzroy Valley.
Organisation: Nindilingarri Cultural Health Service Inc
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: Kalgoorlie-Boulder Palliative Care Coordination Project.
Project Description: Developing a model to enhance the transition between community and inpatient setting.
Organisation: Silver Chain Nursing Association Inc
  Project Overview

 

Executive Summary

Project Name: Learn Now, Live Well: An Educational Program for Patients and Care-Givers living with and affected by life threatening illness.
Project Description: Increasing support for family members caring for people with a terminal illness through an education and support program.
Organisation: Ramsay Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd trading as Hollywood Private Hospital
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

Project Name: South West Perth Collaborative Community Palliative Care Project.
Project Description: Developing a coordinated, integrated and cooperative palliative care service.
Organisation: Murdoch Community Hospice Inc.
  Project Overview
  Executive Summary

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Last updated 26 May 2008