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.
 

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
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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.

Identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content of the CarerHelp website

A guest blog post by Di Saward, Research Nurse and Project Officer at the Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

  • 9 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
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Identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content of the CarerHelp website

CarerHelp is an online resource that empowers family carers to prepare for caring for a person with terminal illness. Di Saward from Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses the importance of identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content, and some of the processes involved in developing CarerHelp.

Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

A guest blog post by Khang Chiem, Team Leader, Department of Health and Human Services

  • 26 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
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Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

Caring for a loved one who is dying can be physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially challenging. Khang Chiem cared for his husband Benjamin Leske who was diagnosed with brain cancer. In this Palliative Perspectives Blog, Khang shares his experience and discusses the importance of self-care and developing resilience.

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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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