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.
 

What information is important to family carers of people at the end of life?

A guest blog post Dr Kristina Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and collaborating centre of The University of Melbourne

  • 19 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 448
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What information is important to family carers of people at the end of life?

CarerHelp provides family carers to access information and resources to help them to plan and be prepared to care for a person with a terminal disease. Dr Kristina Thomas from the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses her research into understanding the experiences and needs of family members, and how the results were used to help inform the development of CarerHelp.

Everyone’s business? Public health palliative care translates the big picture into concrete action

A guest blog post by Dr John Rosenberg, President, Public Health Palliative Care International

  • 12 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 929
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Everyone’s business? Public health palliative care translates the big picture into concrete action

What do we mean when we say that dying is everyone’s business? In this blog, Dr John Rosenberg, President of Public Health Palliative Care International, discusses how a public health approach to palliative care enables all sectors, health care services, communities and individuals to work in partnership, and the outcomes from the recent 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference.

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
  • Number of views: 834
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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.

Broadening the role of paramedics in palliative care

A guest blog post by Madeleine Juhrmann, Policy Officer, HammondCare

  • 30 October 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 942
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Broadening the role of paramedics in palliative care

Paramedics’ scope of practice has traditionally been limited to providing life-sustaining interventions for acute emergencies. But they also have the unique potential to support and fulfil the wishes of dying patients who prefer to spend their end of life at home. In this blog, Madeleine Juhrmann of HammondCare discusses how the role of paramedics in palliative care can be broadened and provides some example initiatives. 

How a practice change toolkit can improve end of life care in hospitals

A guest blog post by Deb Rawlings, Co-Investigator and Jane Durbridge, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, End-of-Life Essentials

  • 23 October 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 490
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How a practice change toolkit can improve end of life care in hospitals

Health professionals working in hospitals are faced with several barriers when implementing evidence based practice in end-of-life care, including the amount of evidence to read and the lack of time to appraise it. To help overcome these barriers, Deb Rawlings and Jane Durbridge from the End-of-Life Essentials project discuss how a free practice change toolkit can assist in bringing about positive changes at the point of care.

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