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.
 

Improving palliative care for people with motor neurone disease is more urgent than ever

A guest blog post by Tracey Watters, Palliative Care Pathways & Partnerships Project Coordinator, Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia (MND SA)

  • 17 March 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 450
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Improving palliative care for people with motor neurone disease is more urgent than ever

In our second SA Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog, Tracey Watters, Project Coordinator of the Palliative Care Pathways and Partnerships at Motor Neurone Disease (MND) SA, writes why improving palliative care for people with MND is important and how the project will help.

Facilitating meaningful experiences and connection for aged care residents and their families

A guest blog post by Alison Harrington, Founder and CEO, Moove & Groove

  • 10 March 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 447
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Facilitating meaningful experiences and connection for aged care residents and their families

To improve access to and diversify quality palliative care services the South Australian State Government provided grants to 16 organisations. We are publishing a Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog series featuring these projects.

In our first blog for the series, Alison Harrington, Founder and CEO of Moove & Groove, discusses how the online program helps to improve the wellbeing of seniors and how they plan to expand it given the positive feedback from participants.

ELDAC Working Together Program

A guest blog by Diana Harrison, Heidi Wiebe, Jennifer Gavin, Melissa Brodie and Rebecca Moore, ELDAC Project Coordinators from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 17 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1311
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ELDAC Working Together Program

ELDAC project coordinators have been undertaking activities for the past three years as part of the Working Together Program which involves helping provide linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. The program has now reached the end of its first phase. In their latest blog, the ELDAC project coordinators showcase the outcomes and achievements of the 70 aged care services who participated across Australia and how the program has supported participating aged care services through individual, service and system development.

The essence of palliative care nursing

A guest blog post by Janeane Harlum, District Palliative Care Manager & Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District and President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA)

  • 3 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1043
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The essence of palliative care nursing

Nurses spend the greatest period of time with patients at the end of life and their loved ones.

In our sixth blog for the Part of Life series, Janeane Harlum, President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) and Palliative Care Manager and Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District, talks about the fulfilling work of palliative care nurses and pointers for continuing professional development.

Palliative Care Nursing – looking back to where it started and where it is now

A guest blog post by Kate Swetenham, Nursing Director of Palliative Care Projects at SA Department for Health and Wellbeing

  • 27 January 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1009
  • 3 Comments
Palliative Care Nursing – looking back to where it started and where it is now

Nurses play a critical role in providing holistic care and support to persons at the end of life and their loved ones. 

In our fifth blog for the Part of Life series, Kate Swetenham, Nursing Director of Palliative Care Projects at SA Department for Health and Wellbeing, discuss the important work of nurses and shares her experience and some pointers.

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