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.
 

Teamwork in isolation

A guest blog post by Dr David Holden, Palliative Care Consultant Clinical Lead, South Australia Palliative Care Clinical Network

  • 18 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 202
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Teamwork in isolation

Providing palliative and end-of-life care became more complex with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr David Holden shares insights from a survey exploring the experiences of South Australian consumers, carers, and clinicians receiving and delivering palliative care during this time.

PEPA moves workshops online

A guest blog post by Steph Dickinson and Sharon Wetzig, Learning and Development Coordinators - Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre, Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology

  • 10 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 694
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PEPA moves workshops online

COVID-19 has brought about many challenges to providing education for healthcare professionals. Hence, education providers have had to come up with innovative ways to deliver workshops. In this blog Steph Dickinson and Sharon Wetzig from the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre at QUT discusses how the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) adapted to online formats of education and discusses the response to running workshops virtually.

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: 1424
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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.

Starting conversations with Dying to Know Day - Home Delivered

A guest blog post by Holly Rankin-Smith, Communications Director, The GroundSwell Project

  • 13 July 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1373
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Starting conversations with Dying to Know Day - Home Delivered

Dying to Know Day (August 8th) is an annual campaign that encourages community members and organisations to host events that encourage critical discussion and planning around death, dying, and grief. Holly Rankin-Smith, Communication Director at The Groundswell Project, discusses their campaign and the importance of having these critical conversations particularly during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Prepare, plan and palliate – lessons learned from the ELDAC COVID-19 webinars

A guest blog post by Kim Offner, ELDAC Project Officer, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

  • 3 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1572
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Prepare, plan and palliate – lessons learned from the ELDAC COVID-19 webinars

Preparing and planning for quality symptom management and palliative care should be a priority in the management of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities. Kim Offner, Project Officer at ELDAC, discusses the lessons learnt and the practical recommendations from the Palliative Care and COVID-19 webinars which the project recently hosted.

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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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