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.
 

Lessons learnt from education in paediatric palliative care - the QuoCCA project

A guest blog post by Dr Anthony Herbert, Director, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Division Medicine, Queensland Children's Hospital

  • 5 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 464
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Lessons learnt from education in paediatric palliative care - the QuoCCA project

The Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA) project delivers paediatric palliative care education to health professionals in urban, rural, regional, and remote areas. QuoCCA Lead Dr Anthony Herbert from Queensland Children's Hospital discusses some of the findings from their research evaluating the project, including innovative ways in delivering paediatric palliative care education.

Australia must improve palliative care for people with dementia

A guest blog post by the Dementia Australia Policy Team, Dementia Australia

  • 2 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 377
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Australia must improve palliative care for people with dementia

Palliative care for people living with dementia should be available when and where it is needed. The Dementia Australia Policy Team discusses their discussion paper on what Australia needs to do to improve palliative care services for people living with dementia.

How to integrate evidence into your practice

A guest blog post by Dr David Healey, General Practitioner, Faulkner Street Medical Practice

  • 7 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 352
  • 1 Comments
How to integrate evidence into your practice

Health professionals are always seeking the latest evidence in order to provide the best possible care to their patients. However, integrating the latest evidence into practice can seem daunting. Dr David Healey, a General Practitioner, provides examples how he integrates evidence into his practice and the importance of doing so. 

Why driving matters to patients at the end of life

A guest blog post by Diana Ferreira, Doctoral Candidate, Flinders University

  • 27 August 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 444
  • 0 Comments
Why driving matters to patients at the end of life

Most people with advanced disease experience uncontrolled symptoms such as fatigue, pain or breathlessness, which can interfere with their daily lives. To help overcome these symptoms opioids are often prescribed for symptom relief to help patients, which enables them to do activities they were unable to do such as walking, climbing a flight of stairs and driving. Diana Ferreira discusses the importance for clinicians and researchers alike to critically consider the issues of driving and opioid use for people receiving palliative care.

Self-management of arthritic pain for older people in the community: Do Apps have a role to play?

A guest blog post by Priyanka Bhattarai, Research Associate, ELDAC (End-of-Life Directions for Aged Care)

  • 30 July 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 720
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Self-management of arthritic pain for older people in the community: Do Apps have a role to play?

Technological advances are enabling the integration of mobile healthcare Apps into the self-management plans for people living with various chronic and complex conditions. Priyanka Bhattarai discusses her research into investigating if self-management Apps are a feasible and acceptable modality to assist older people in the community to better manage their arthritic pain. The potential extension of this to palliative care is also discussed.

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