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.
 

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: 197
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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.

Living with dying

A guest blog post by Jan Obery, Senior Social Worker, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service

  • 20 January 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1325
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Living with dying

CareSearch’s Part of Life Campaign aims to increase community awareness of palliative care and encourage all Australians to learn, care, and plan for death and dying. We are publishing a blog series to highlight how we can all work towards providing quality palliative care to everyone in our community.  

In this blog, Senior Social Worker Jan Obery from the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service, shares the satisfying aspects of working in palliative care and how social workers and the roles of all of the interdisciplinary team make a significant difference to those living with a life-limiting illness.

The impact of art therapy in a palliative setting

A guest blog post by Estelle Chapple, Art Therapist, Central Adelaide Palliative Care and Michelle Cripps, Director, Centre for Creative Health

  • 25 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2559
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The impact of art therapy in a palliative setting

Art therapy is used in palliative care to compliment a holistic approach to care and to augment traditional clinical and medical approaches. In this blog, Estelle Chapple, an Art Therapist for Central Adelaide Palliative Care, and Michelle Cripps, Director for Centre for Creative Health, discuss the impact of art therapy in palliative care settings.

CareSearch Engagement Project – discovering the importance of context

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 4 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2090
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CareSearch Engagement Project – discovering the importance of context

Informing people with vastly different backgrounds, literacy levels and capacity, as well as roles is a challenge. This is why in the 2017-2020 project period, CareSearch and palliAGED began the Engagement Project working with specific groups (allied health, aged care and patients, carers, and families) to learn more about how they find and use health care information and what information about end of life and palliative care they need. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow for CareSearch discusses some key findings from the project and the central importance of context.

Five tips to facilitate good medicines management during the coronavirus pandemic

A guest blog post by Paul Tait, Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services, SA Health

  • 8 April 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1791
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Five tips to facilitate good medicines management during the coronavirus pandemic

Additional pressures on the healthcare system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can challenge the way we approach activities we perform routinely, including the management of medicines. Paul Tait, Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist at Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services discusses five tips to ensure good medicines management for people living with palliative care needs in their home.

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The CareSearch blog Palliative Perspectives informs and provides a platform for sharing views, tips and ideas related to palliative care from community members and health professionals. 
 

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