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.
 

Mental health and older adults: adapting acceptance and commitment therapy

A guest blog by Felicity Chapman, Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist

  • 29 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 658
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Mental health and older adults: adapting acceptance and commitment therapy

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 Australia: our three year plan

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 27 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 762
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Advance Care Planning Australia: our three year plan

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.

Death is a part of life - the core of End-of-Life Essentials

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Kim Devery, Project Lead and Ms Deb Rawlings, Co-Lead, End-of-Life Essentials

  • 22 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 914
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Death is a part of life - the core of End-of-Life Essentials

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.

Evidence, data, and the pursuit of knowledge

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 20 October 2020
  • Author: Sam Parker
  • Number of views: 249
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Evidence, data, and the pursuit of knowledge

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.

Using digital innovations in aged care

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, Flinders University and Digital Innovations Lead, ELDAC

  • 19 October 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 607
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Using digital innovations in aged care

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.

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