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Answering Your Questions: Services and supports

Answering Your Questions: Services and supports

As part of the CareSearch Launch, we invited those registering to highlight questions they had about palliative care and the CareSearch project. We are keen to share the questions and our responses with the community. This update looks at finding services and support.

  • How can I access palliative care services in my area? 
  • I'm keen to hear some discussion about patient rights and service provided during COVID-19.
  • There is an increase in palliative clients in community care, what COVID-19 related resources are available?

A number of questions related to finding services or connecting with other services. People often need help, advice or support. Finding this is not always easy. There are a range of services and organisations that can help people who are ill or their carer. The Patients and Carers section includes a large section on Finding services and support.  This includes information on the following: 

There are also COVID-19 links and information resources for patients and family members and for health professionals and aged care staff.

Posted: 13/10/2021
Answering your questions: Multicultural considerations and diversity

Answering your questions: Multicultural considerations and diversity

As part of the CareSearch Launch, we invited those registering to highlight questions they had about palliative care and the CareSearch project. We are keen to share the questions and our responses with the community. This update looks at diversity considerations and where to find information. 

  • Are the resources available or when will they become available in other languages, so this valuable information is able to be provided to all members of our multicultural community?
  • What level of resources are geared to palliative care needs of cultural and gender diverse minorities in Victoria?

There is increasing understanding that we need to understand how to support access to palliative care for all Australians where different languages and different cultures are involved. We have approached this issue in a number of different ways. We have established governance processes that include organisations and individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. By forming relationships with partner projects such as CarerHelp Diversity  and TEL we can build interactions and engagement with different groups which would not be possible if we worked alone. The project team mapped existing activity and resources to capture content that can assist the community. We also created some new content developed with community organisations for inclusion in the website. 


Importantly, the portal redevelopment actively acknowledges diversity with a specifically focused Hub. The Diversity Hub provides information to help individuals navigate barriers and common issues and also challenges health professionals and services to build a map of their local community and reflect on their practice. We also highlight healthcare rights and intersectionality and Inclusive practice in a palliative care context. 

Posted: 12/10/2021
Sharing Dying2Learn at EAPC 2021

Sharing Dying2Learn at EAPC 2021

The purpose and contribution of the Dying2Learn MOOC (641kb pdf) was presented at a parallel session on massive open online course held as part of the 2021 World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care in early October. The findings and value of Dying2Learn in enabling community discussion around death and dying was well received and the capacity of the platform and content framework to explore different aspects of participation through evaluation and research was seen as exciting by the audience. You can find out more about Dying2Learn content by visiting the Dying2Learn Hub.

Posted: 12/10/2021
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