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Nurses spend the greatest period of time with patients at the end of life and their loved ones.
In our sixth blog for the Part of Life series, Janeane Harlum, President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) and Palliative Care Manager and Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District, talks about the fulfilling work of palliative care nurses and pointers for continuing professional development.
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, Adjunct Associate Professor at Eastern Health and President of Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Leeroy William explains the benefits of early palliative care and highlights why planning for the end of life is important.
More understanding and education is required so that LGBTIQ+ people can feel confident that they will be able to feel safe to access palliative care. In the final blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Alex Taylor, Project Officer and Hannah Morgan, Project Coordinators at National LGBTI Health Alliance, discuss how the new National LGBTI Health Alliance Palliative Care Project will work to improve the knowledge of care providers.
Learning a loved one has a terminal illness is a tragic and unforgettable moment, made even more challenging for those who have studied the disease and know what to expect. In her guest blog, South Australian Advance Care Directive Consultant, Sandra Bradley, shares her experience of caring for her terminally ill husband throughout the COVID pandemic.
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.