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Infants, children and young people affected by life-limiting illnesses need quality palliative care. In this blog, the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project team discuss their new initiative which aims to build the capacity of the Australian health care system to respond to the specific needs of children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
Pharmacists play an important role within an inter-disciplinary paediatric palliative care team. Debbie Rando, a Pharmacist at the Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, shares how her role helps children with life-limiting conditions.
To celebrate the International Year of Nurses and Midwife, we are featuring a blog series to acknowledge and highlight their critical role in providing palliative care. In this blog, Alison McLarty from Quality of Care Collaborative Australia discusses her experience and provide practical insights in caring for paediatric patients at the end of life.
Music therapy is an allied health research-based profession practiced worldwide. To mark World Music Therapy Day on March 1, we feature a blog from Angela Delaney, Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator in Paediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service. Angela explains what music therapy is, and the important role of music therapists in providing comfort and care for paediatric palliative care patients.
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.