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.
 

Understanding a strategy, delivering a project

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 17 September 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 226
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Understanding a strategy, delivering a project

The Department of Health is supporting a number of national programs to help ensure that all Australians have access and receive the best possible palliative care and end of life care. We are dedicating a special Palliative Perspectives Blog series to highlight the goals and priorities of each of the projects in 2020-2023.

In the first blog for the series, our Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the National Palliative Care Strategy and the collective role of the programs in meeting the needs of Australia’s diverse population.

Prioritising advance care planning in COVID-19 response

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

  • 31 August 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 747
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Prioritising advance care planning in COVID-19 response

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our health and aged care services, there is a strong case for prioritising advance care planning (ACP) as part of the national response. Linda Nolte from Advance Care Planning Australia discusses how ACP could be better used to manage a surge in healthcare demand during the pandemic, with recommendations on how this might be achieved.

Upskilling our aged care staff using the ELDAC Care Model

A guest blog post by Yan Yau, Quality, Risk & Compliance Officer and Coordinator Lead for ANHF participating in the ELDAC Working Together Program, Australian Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF)

  • 26 August 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1272
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Upskilling our aged care staff using the ELDAC Care Model

The ELDAC Care Model is a guide to help aged care staff and health professionals meet the needs of older Australians coming to the end of their life. In her blog, Quality, Risk and Compliance Officer and Coordinator of the ANHF-ELDAC Program, Yan Yau, discusses how the Australian Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF) is using the ELDAC Care Model to upskill staff in key areas relevant to end-of-life care.

Balancing audience diversity and health information resource design

A guest blog post by Amanda Adams, PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying, Flinders University

  • 13 August 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 687
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Balancing audience diversity and health information resource design

How online health information is presented affects its usability and developing an effective design can be a challenge if the target audience is broad and has diverse needs. Amanda Adams, PhD Candidate at Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying, discusses her study on how interface designs can help everyone to access and use health information.

Enrolled nurses - an integral part of the palliative care workforce

A guest blog post by Kylie Ash, National Project Manager PCC4U, Queensland University of Technology and Melissa Slattery, Academic Manager (VET) and Head of Discipline for Nursing, EQUALS International

  • 22 July 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 820
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Enrolled nurses - an integral part of the palliative care workforce

To continue our celebration of the International Year of Nurses and Midwife, we are featuring blogs on nurses and their critical role in providing palliative care and how they can be supported further. Kylie Ash, National Project Manager for PCC4U and Melissa Slattery, Head of Discipline for Nursing at EQUALS International, discuss the need for a nationally consistent palliative care education for enrolled nurses, and how the PCC4U EN Toolkit and EQUALs Diploma of Nursing can help.

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