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.
 

CareSearch Engagement Project

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

  • 10 December 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
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CareSearch Engagement Project

Being aware and having access to evidence-based palliative care information is important for those providing or receiving palliative care. CareSearch is aware that the way people access information varies and that making information available is often of itself not enough. To better understand the palliative care information needs of people and organisations  CareSearch undertook an Engagement Project. Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch discusses the aims and activities involved in the project.

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
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 437
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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
  • Number of views: 1117
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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. 

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: 1880
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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.

Staying in the ring: Clinical speech pathology at the end of life

A guest blog post by Wendy Pearse, Principal Project Officer for End of Life Care, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Speech Pathology Australia Aged Care Working Party member

  • 22 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2348
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Staying in the ring: Clinical speech pathology at the end of life

Speech pathologists will often work with patients undergoing palliative care and treatment, despite the perception that it may not be their role. Wendy Pearse, Principal Project Officer for End of Life Care at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service discusses challenging those perceptions and the importance of evidence-based practice in supporting speech pathologists in providing care for those patients.

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