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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.
Mental health issues for older people are common and can include wide-ranging problems such as complicated grief, stress, depression, anxiety and trauma. In her second blog in this series, Felicity Chapman a Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist, explores the range of evidence-based options to treat mental health issues, focusing on the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support older people.
Advance care planning (ACP) can improve end-of-life care in line with a person’s wishes. In the seventh blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Linda Nolte, Program Director at Advance Care Planning Australia discusses the aims of the national program and activities planned for the next three years to help improve care at the end of life.
In the sixth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series Associate Professor Kim Devery, Project Lead and Ms Deb Rawlings, Co-Lead of End-of-Life Essentials (EOLE) discuss how the EOLE project will help nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to improve the quality of end-of-life care in hospitals around Australia through their free online education and training modules.
World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day, held on 20 October each year, to raise awareness of the need for better evidence to information healthcare policy. To recognise this day Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch discusses the distinction between data and evidence and why it is essential in evidence-based healthcare practice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created many opportunities for us to use technology in new and creative ways. Within the pandemic, the importance of technology in aged care has only grown, becoming a critical way of providing information, maintaining relationships, and supporting vital care. In this blog Professor Jennifer Tieman introduces a suite of Digital Innovations activities being developed by ELDAC.