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.
 

A new quality of life instrument for aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Claire Hutchinson, Research Fellow, Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 10 June 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 152
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A new quality of life instrument for aged care

Quality of life is an important outcome in aged care where curative treatments may no longer be the main focus. Research Fellow Dr Claire Hutchinson discusses a three year research project which develops a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments.

palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch

  • 20 May 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 610
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palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

Aged care training will need to include capacity for palliative care with its focus on quality of life and support for the person and their families. CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the new palliAGED modules for aged care nurses can 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: 664
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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.

'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

A guest blog post by Kathleen Wurth, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Port Kembla Palliative Care Service

  • 22 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2238
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'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

ELDAC has developed the Working Together Program, which involves helping create linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. In this blog, Kathleen Wurth, a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant from Port Kembla Palliative Care Service, shares her perspectives on partnering with a residential aged care facility to improve the provision of palliative care within the facility.

ELDAC Working Together Program

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

  • 17 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1602
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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.

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