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Nurses play a critical role in providing holistic care and support to persons at the end of life and their loved ones.
In our fifth blog for the Part of Life series, Kate Swetenham, Nursing Director of Palliative Care Projects at SA Department for Health and Wellbeing, discuss the important work of nurses and shares her experience and some pointers.
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.