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.
 

Tackling eye and mouth care during end of life

A guest blog post by Karen Gregory, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse, Resthaven Inc. SA

  • 16 October 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 652
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Tackling eye and mouth care during end of life

Symptom management is a large component of maintaining a person’s comfort at the end of life, along with supporting spiritual, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the person and their loved ones. Karen Gregory from Resthaven Inc. discusses how routine comfort measures often thought about at this time are around pain relief, comfortable positioning, skin care, urinary and bowel care, mouth and eye care. She refers to the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets and gives tips on simple techniques to maintain comfort of the eyes and mouth which can make a high impact on the quality of life during the last days of life.

Palliative Care Queensland uses palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets to begin conversations

A guest blog post by Marg Adams, Senior Project Officer, Palliative Care Queensland

  • 9 October 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 561
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Palliative Care Queensland uses palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets to begin conversations

Training residential aged care (RAC) staff is important to support their knowledge to ensure excellent palliative care to their residents. Marg Adams from Palliative Care Queensland discusses her involvement in the Connecting End of Life Care Project in Northern Queensland (CELC-NQ) and highlights how the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets have been used as a key resource by the sector.

Why quality in palliative care guidance for aged care matters

A blog post from Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 13 May 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 1058
  • 1 Comments
Why quality in palliative care guidance for aged care matters

Given the pressures on the aged care system and the reform agenda currently in play, there is a continuing need to ensure that current evidence and resources are available to guide care provision for older Australians as they approach the end of their life. Professor Jennifer Tieman from CareSearch highlights that the palliAGED website provides the latest evidence and resources for palliative care in aged care and discusses how it does guidance differently.

End of Life Care, evidence-based tip sheets for all aged care staff

A guest blog post by Nigel McGothigan, Member Advocate at Leading Age Services Australia Ltd (LASA)

  • 13 March 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1697
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End of Life Care, evidence-based tip sheets for all aged care staff
Many people do not receive the right care at the end of life in residential aged care. Nigel McGothigan from LASA discusses complexities of the Aged Care Industry and the importance of resources such as the palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets for aged care workers to support them in providing exceptional and exemplary care.

palliAGED practice tips: easy-to-read and evidence-based palliative care resource

A guest blog post by Prosper Sithole, Nurse Practitioner at Bupa Aged Care Australia

  • 8 March 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1550
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palliAGED practice tips: easy-to-read and evidence-based palliative care resource
Many people working in aged care are faced with challenges of not knowing what to do for someone in their care. Prosper Sithole from Bupa Aged Care Australia discusses her experience has a registered nurse working in aged care and how access to evidence-based resources, such as the palliAGED practice tip sheets, can support those looking after the elderly.
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