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.
 

Lessons learnt from education in paediatric palliative care - the QuoCCA project

A guest blog post by Dr Anthony Herbert, Director, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Division Medicine, Queensland Children's Hospital

  • 5 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
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Lessons learnt from education in paediatric palliative care - the QuoCCA project

The Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA) project delivers paediatric palliative care education to health professionals in urban, rural, regional, and remote areas. QuoCCA Lead Dr Anthony Herbert from Queensland Children's Hospital discusses some of the findings from their research evaluating the project, including innovative ways in delivering paediatric palliative care education.

The role of the speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care

A guest blog post by Ashlen Harrop, Senior Speech Pathologist, Oncology, Queensland Children’s Hospital

  • 19 November 2019
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The role of the speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care

Speech pathologists work across the continuum of care from hospital to community and across the age spectrum from premature babies to geriatric care. However, sometimes it is hard for speech pathologists to explain what they do and why it is so rewarding. As part of this paediatric palliative care series, Ashlen Harrop a senior speech pathologist at Queensland Children's Hospital gives an insight into her role as a speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care.

Live well, die gently: Allied Health supporting children in palliative care

A guest blog post by Sarah Baggio, Allied Health Clinical Educator, Quality of Care Collaborative Australia

  • 13 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
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Live well, die gently: Allied Health supporting children in palliative care

Paediatric palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of the child or your person who has a life limiting illness and support his/her family. In the first of our blog series on paediatric palliative care, Sarah Baggio from the Quality of Care Collaborative Australia project discusses the important role of Allied Health Professionals in supporting children in palliative care. 

CareSearch: Supporting paediatric palliative care

A guest blog by Dr Anthony Herbert, Director, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Division of Medicine, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

  • 21 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
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CareSearch: Supporting paediatric palliative care

Paediatric palliative care is a holistic approach to the care of children with life-limiting illness and their families. It aims to enhance the quality of life for the child and provide support for the family. Dr Anthony Herbert, Director of Paediatric Palliative Care Service in the Division of Medicine at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, writes how CareSearch supports clinicians delivering paediatric palliative care.

Improving Children’s Palliative Care Close to Home in Australia

A guest blog post from Dr Anthony Herbert, Director, Paediatric Palliative Care Service, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Project Lead, Quality of Care Collaborative of Australia for Paediatric Palliative Care Education (QuoCCA)

  • 16 August 2016
  • Author: CareSearch
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Improving Children’s Palliative Care Close to Home in Australia
Children’s palliative care shares many of the principles of palliative care that is provided to adults.  However, there are unique aspects of the care provided in looking after a child with a life limiting illness.  This includes children diagnosed with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses from infancy to young adulthood.  We are also providing this care working with the children’s family (parents, siblings, grandparents) and the broader community (including schools).

The goal of our project is to deliver education in paediatric palliative care in areas outside of the metropolitan centres of Australia, and in all states and territories of Australia.  This reflects the geographic diversity of Australia, with many patients living outside of capital cities, and also large distances between centres.  The anticipated outcome of this education is greater confidence of health professionals to care for dying children, and improved quality of care.

 

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