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.
 

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: 912
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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: 902
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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.

Advance Care Planning Australia: our three year plan

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

  • 27 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 758
  • 2 Comments
Advance Care Planning Australia: our three year plan

Advance care planning (ACP) can improve end-of-life care in line with a person’s wishes. In the seventh blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Linda Nolte, Program Director at Advance Care Planning Australia discusses the aims of the national program and activities planned for the next three years to help improve care at the end of life.

Death is a part of life - the core of End-of-Life Essentials

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Kim Devery, Project Lead and Ms Deb Rawlings, Co-Lead, End-of-Life Essentials

  • 22 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 911
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Death is a part of life - the core of End-of-Life Essentials

In the sixth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series Associate Professor Kim Devery, Project Lead and Ms Deb Rawlings, Co-Lead of End-of-Life Essentials (EOLE) discuss how the EOLE project will help nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to improve the quality of end-of-life care in hospitals around Australia through their free online education and training modules.

The Advance Project: Initiating advance care planning and palliative care for people living with dementia through training and resources for care providers

A guest blog post by Professor Josephine Clayton, Dr Srivalli Nagarajan, Kelly Arthurs, Madeleine Juhrmann, and Marie Alford from HammondCare and Professor Jennifer Tieman from CareSearch

  • 13 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 689
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The Advance Project: Initiating advance care planning and palliative care for people living with dementia through training and resources for care providers

In the fifth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, by Professor Josephine Clayton, Dr Srivalli Nagarajan, Kelly Arthurs, Madeleine Juhrmann, and Marie Alford from HammondCare and Professor Jennifer Tieman from CareSearch discuss how the Advance Project will help address a critical gap in training and resources to support people with dementia accessing palliative care and advance care planning.

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