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.
 

Trajectories of functional decline at the end of life. What do they tell us?

A guest blog post by Dr Deidre Morgan, Lecturer and Researcher, Palliative and Supportive Services, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 16 April 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1888
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Trajectories of functional decline at the end of life. What do they tell us?
It is uncertain how each of us will die and how we will experience the declining capacity to manage everyday activities as we approach death. Dr Deidre Morgan from Flinders University discusses her recent study evaluating the trajectories of functional decline of Australian patients receiving specialist palliative care and how the findings can provide guidance about resource allocation.

WA’s commitment to quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care

A guest blog post from Frances Arthur, Project Officer, WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network, WA Department of Health

  • 15 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2005
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WA’s commitment to quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care

The WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network (WACPCN), WA Department of Health is committed to delivering quality and culturally respectful end-of-life and palliative care in Western Australia. This year the WACPCN released their WA End-of-Life and Palliative Care Strategy 2018-2028. Frances Arthur from the WA Department of Health discusses the importance and priorities of the strategy including insights from the community during consultation process, as well as the broad consultation undertaken during development to identify gaps, innovations and improvements.
 
 

Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

A guest blog post by Mia Taylen-Smith, Nurse Practitioner, Metro South Palliative Care

  • 3 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2273
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Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

Older people living in residential aged care facilities need to be provided high quality end-of-life care. This will often involve nurses who will help with advance care planning and implement a palliative approach to care. Mia Taylen-Smith of Metro South Palliative Care discusses how their Improving End-of-Life Care Residential Aged Care Residents Initiative aims to enable aged care nurses.

The power of knowledge

A guest blog post by Kim Devery, Project Lead of End-of-Life Essentials, Senior Lecturer and Head of Teaching Section, Palliative Care, Flinders University

  • 17 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1523
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The power of knowledge

The rise of ageing and chronic illnesses means that most Australians are living with ill health and significant disability for many years before they die. In our 6th CareSearch@10 anniversary blog post, Kim Devery of Flinders University and End-of-Life Essentials writes why health professionals need trustworthy evidence. 

Why evidence matters at the end-of-life and why it’s everyone’s business

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

  • 23 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 3824
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Why evidence matters at the end-of-life and why it’s everyone’s business

In health care the role of evidence in decision making is recognised by health care practitioners and providers, and relates to understanding the balance between the potential benefits and harms of any practice, treatment or intervention. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht of CareSearch discusses the importance of independent, critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence into reliable, practical guidance for recipients and providers of care.

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