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.
 

Can we make it easier to talk about death and dying?

A guest blog post by Dr Sara Pinto, Consultant in Internal Medicine at Porto, Pedro Hispano Hospital, Portugal (Short-term placement with Southern Adelaide Palliative Services in February - March 2020)

  • 12 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 362
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Can we make it easier to talk about death and dying?

How can the digital world make it easier for us to talk about death and dying? Dr Sara Pinto provides an overview of what the 2018 Dying2Learn participants thought could help.

Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Priyanka Vandersman, Researcher, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University

  • 14 April 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 963
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Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

In our sixth SA Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman from RePaDD at Flinders University shares how evidence, research, and inputs from family caregivers and aged care staff formed the foundation of a practical resource aimed at supporting bereavement, grief, and loss.

The essence of palliative care nursing

A guest blog post by Janeane Harlum, District Palliative Care Manager & Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District and President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA)

  • 3 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1249
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The essence of palliative care nursing

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.

Planning for the last part of life – the role of early palliative care

A guest blog post by Adjunct Associate Professor Leeroy William, Clinical Director of Supportive and Palliative Care at Eastern Health and President of Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)

  • 13 January 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1880
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Planning for the last part of life – the role of early palliative care

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.

It’s 2020 and some LGBTIQ+ people still don’t have access to inclusive palliative care services

A guest blog post by Alex Taylor, Project Officer and Hannah Morgan, Project Coordinator at National LGBTI Health Alliance

  • 15 December 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1420
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It’s 2020 and some LGBTIQ+ people still don’t have access to inclusive palliative care services

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.

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