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Nurses spend the greatest period of time with patients at the end of life and their loved ones.
In our sixth blog for the Part of Life series, Janeane Harlum, President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) and Palliative Care Manager and Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District, talks about the fulfilling work of palliative care nurses and pointers for continuing professional development.
CareSearch’s Part of Life Campaign aims to increase community awareness of palliative care and encourage all Australians to learn, care, and plan for death and dying. We are publishing a blog series to highlight how we can all work towards providing quality palliative care to everyone in our community.
In this blog, Senior Social Worker Jan Obery from the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service, shares the satisfying aspects of working in palliative care and how social workers and the roles of all of the interdisciplinary team make a significant difference to those living with a life-limiting illness.
In this blog, Adjunct Associate Professor at Eastern Health and President of Australian & New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Leeroy William explains the benefits of early palliative care and highlights why planning for the end of life is important.
In the 14th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Professor Jane Phillips and Project Manager Kim Offner from the Centre for Improving Palliative, Aged, and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation discuss how their new project Palliative Care in Prisons will develop a national evidence-based model for people in Australian prisons.
Improving the quality of care for people in residential and community aged care settings is very important, especially with an ageing population. In the 12th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Karen Clifton from Queensland University of Technology discuss how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) Project will help to support health professionals and aged care workers.