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Medicines play a central role in keeping people in the terminal phase at home. Pharmacist and PhD candidate Paul Tait discusses the PBS prescriber bag and how it could be used by prescribers who conduct home visits for people with palliative care needs.
In a three-part blog series, End-of-Life Care Nurse Practitioner Jeanette Lacey provides insight into her role in improving the quality of care and support to those who die in hospital.
Quality of life is an important outcome in aged care where curative treatments may no longer be the main focus. Research Fellow Dr Claire Hutchinson discusses a three year research project which develops a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments.
Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor Kate Laver discusses how can we improve quality of life and maintain function in people in the advanced stages of dementia.
Aged care training will need to include capacity for palliative care with its focus on quality of life and support for the person and their families. CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the new palliAGED modules for aged care nurses can help.