CareSearch Blog: Palliative Perspectives

The views and opinions expressed in our blog series are those of the authors and are not necessarily supported by CareSearch, Flinders University and/or the Australian Government Department of Health.
 

A new quality of life instrument for aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Claire Hutchinson, Research Fellow, Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 10 June 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 152
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A new quality of life instrument for aged care

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.

Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Kate Laver, Occupational Therapist, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

  • 1 June 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 199
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Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

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.

palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch

  • 20 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 609
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palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

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.

Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Priyanka Vandersman, Researcher, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University

  • 14 April 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 963
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Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

In our sixth SA Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman from RePaDD at Flinders University shares how evidence, research, and inputs from family caregivers and aged care staff formed the foundation of a practical resource aimed at supporting bereavement, grief, and loss.

Palliative care in residential aged care: Where does the Pharmacist fit in?

A guest blog post by Julian Soriano, Aged Care and Palliative Care Pharmacist, and member, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

  • 7 April 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 938
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Palliative care in residential aged care: Where does the Pharmacist fit in?

In our fifth SA Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog, member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), Julian Soriano explains how their projects will examine the role of and how to better support pharmacists in residential aged care facilities.

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