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.
 

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: 873
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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: 1443
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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: 1106
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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.

When the nurse becomes the carer, knowledge can be a two-edged sword

A guest blog by Sandra Bradley, Advance Care Directive Consultant, South Australia

  • 11 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1268
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When the nurse becomes the carer, knowledge can be a two-edged sword

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.

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: 1399
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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.

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