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.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care

A blog post by Dr Tina Janamian, General Manager Education and Innovation, AGPAL Group of Companies

  • 12 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 482
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care

Currently, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are significantly less likely to access palliative care services, in comparison to the Australian population. In the 10th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series Dr Tina Janamian, General Manager for Education and Innovation at AGPAL discusses a new project to help ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have access to culturally safe palliative care and end-of-life services.

Death in Central Australia – too much, and too soon

A guest blog post by Dr Christine Sanderson, Palliative Care Specialist, Territory Palliative Care - Central Australia, Alice Springs Hospital

  • 9 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 910
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Death in Central Australia – too much, and too soon

In Central Australia, statistics about closing the gap come to life. For the Part of Life blog series, Palliative Care Specialist Dr Christine Sanderson at Alice Springs Hospital discusses the palliative care needs of Aboriginal patients, and how her team work to provide quality and person-centred care.

caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

A guest blog post by Professor Liz Reymond, Director, Metro South Health, Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative

  • 8 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 447
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caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

In the fourth blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Professor Liz Reymond, Director for Metro South Health at Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, discusses the aims of the caring@home Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders People Project.

WA’s commitment to quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care

A guest blog post from Frances Arthur, Project Officer, WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, WA Department of Health

  • 15 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3105
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WA’s commitment to quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care

The WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN), WA Department of Health is committed to delivering quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care in Western Australia. This year the WACPCN released their WA End-of-Life and Palliative Care Strategy 2018-2028. Frances Arthur from the WA Department of Health discusses the importance and priorities of the strategy including insights from the community during consultation process, as well as the broad consultation undertaken during development to identify gaps, innovations and improvements.
 
 

How well prepared are health professionals to have tough conversations that matter?

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2214
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How well prepared are health professionals to have tough conversations that matter?

Many health professionals would like to help patients with advance care planning. However, most of them need more training and support to improve their skills and confidence. Linda Nolte of Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) writes how their free online courses can help upskill and build the confidence of health professionals in this important area.
 

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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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