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.
 

Where does fundamental care fit within palliative care?

A guest blog post by Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University; Foundational Director and Knowledge Translation Lead, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

  • 12 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 167
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Where does fundamental care fit within palliative care?

Fundamental care is central to caring for a dying patient. Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, discusses the need to develop better ways of delivering fundamental care for patients in palliative care, and the aims of the Fundamentals of Care Research Program at the Caring Futures Institute.

What is fundamental care in palliative care?

A guest blog post by Dr Rebecca Feo, Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and Dr Tiffany Conroy, Senior Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

  • 6 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 510
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What is fundamental care in palliative care?

Making fundamental care a reality for everyone – from birth through to palliative and end-of-life care – requires a concerted effort. Drs Rebecca Feo and Tiffany Conroy of the Caring Futures Institute at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University discuss the importance of providing quality fundamental care, and the  role of the International Learning Collaborative.

The little things - Perspectives of paediatric nursing during end of life care

A guest blog post by Alison McLarty, Nurse Educator, Quality of Care Collaborative Australia

  • 4 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 646
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The little things - Perspectives of paediatric nursing during end of life care

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.

ELDAC makes waves in aged and palliative care

A guest blog post by Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate, ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care)

  • 12 December 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1617
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ELDAC makes waves in aged and palliative care

ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care) is fast approaching its first-year project milestone. A lot has happened in the last twelve months. Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate at ELDAC discusses what the project has achieved and the impact for aged and palliative care.

Greater Choice in Palliative Care for South Australians

A guest blog post by Deb Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Primary Health Network

  • 25 July 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2072
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Greater Choice in Palliative Care for South Australians

The Adelaide Primary Health Network has been meeting with stakeholders in the provision of palliative care since the commencement of their organisation in July 2015. They have always seen palliative care as a priority and have been working closely with providers through our Older People and Palliative Care Health Priority Groups. In February 2018, the Adelaide PHN was selected as a successful recipient of funds from the Commonwealth Government through the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure. Deb Lee discusses how Adelaide PHN will use these funds through the 'Enabling Choice for South Australians' project. 

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The CareSearch blog Palliative Perspectives informs and provides a platform for sharing views, tips and ideas related to palliative care from community members and health professionals. 
 

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