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.
 

Enabling Choice for South Australians (ECSA)

A guest blog post by Julie Armitage, Palliative Care Improvement Coordinator and Lyn McVee, Palliative Care Improvement Facilitator, Adelaide PHN

  • 22 January 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 41
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Enabling Choice for South Australians (ECSA)

Eleven Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia are implementing the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure. In the first of our blog series on GCfAHPC, Julie Armitage and Lyn McVee from Adelaide PHN discuss the 'Enabling Choice for South Australians' project and the activities they implemented to enable and support capacity building and quality continuous improvement in palliative and end-of-life care.

The GroundSwell Project and understanding death as a part of life

A guest blog post by Jessie Williams, CEO, The GroundSwell Project

  • 14 January 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 225
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The GroundSwell Project and understanding death as a part of life

Tragedies like bushfires force us to face grief and death. Jessie Williams, CEO of The GroundSwell Project, discusses the importance of connecting with each other when facing grief, death and dying, and how the project helps communities live, grieve and die in line with their values. 

 

 

 

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What information is important to family carers of people at the end of life?

A guest blog post Dr Kristina Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and collaborating centre of The University of Melbourne

  • 19 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 304
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What information is important to family carers of people at the end of life?

CarerHelp provides family carers to access information and resources to help them to plan and be prepared to care for a person with a terminal disease. Dr Kristina Thomas from the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses her research into understanding the experiences and needs of family members, and how the results were used to help inform the development of CarerHelp.

Everyone’s business? Public health palliative care translates the big picture into concrete action

A guest blog post by Dr John Rosenberg, President, Public Health Palliative Care International

  • 12 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 751
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Everyone’s business? Public health palliative care translates the big picture into concrete action

What do we mean when we say that dying is everyone’s business? In this blog, Dr John Rosenberg, President of Public Health Palliative Care International, discusses how a public health approach to palliative care enables all sectors, health care services, communities and individuals to work in partnership, and the outcomes from the recent 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference.

CareSearch Engagement Project

A blog post by Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, Flinders University

  • 10 December 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 229
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CareSearch Engagement Project

Being aware and having access to evidence-based palliative care information is important for those providing or receiving palliative care. CareSearch is aware that the way people access information varies and that making information available is often of itself not enough. To better understand the palliative care information needs of people and organisations  CareSearch undertook an Engagement Project. Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch discusses the aims and activities involved in the project.

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