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Work with advanced seniors, perhaps more than for any other group of adults, demands an ability to be present first and foremost. In her third and last blog in this series, Felicity Chapman a Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist highlights the importance of being able to engage with older adults as well as being present with them and discusses how this can be achieved.
Improving the quality of care for people in residential and community aged care settings is very important, especially with an ageing population. In the 12th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Karen Clifton from Queensland University of Technology discuss how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) Project will help to support health professionals and aged care workers.
In her latest blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman introduces the ELDAC Digital Dashboard, a one-stop shop for aged care providers to graphically view and track all end of life care activities and processes relating to their residents and clients. The dashboard is currently undergoing an implementation study to measure its impact and usability for aged care clinicians who provide palliative and end-of-life care to older Australians.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care services in Australia. In the ninth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series Chelsea Menchin, National Project Manager at PCA discusses what activities they’ve planned and how they will align with the priorities in the National Palliative Care Strategy.
In the eighth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Suzanne Cosgrove, National Manager for PEPA, discusses the projects aims to enhance the capacity of health professionals to deliver a palliative approach and how their education activities align with the guiding principles and goals set out within the National Palliative care Strategy.