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.
 

'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

A guest blog post by Kathleen Wurth, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Port Kembla Palliative Care Service

  • 22 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1806
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'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

ELDAC has developed the Working Together Program, which involves helping create linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. In this blog, Kathleen Wurth, a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant from Port Kembla Palliative Care Service, shares her perspectives on partnering with a residential aged care facility to improve the provision of palliative care within the facility.

ELDAC Working Together Program

A guest blog by Diana Harrison, Heidi Wiebe, Jennifer Gavin, Melissa Brodie and Rebecca Moore, ELDAC Project Coordinators from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 17 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1292
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ELDAC Working Together Program

ELDAC project coordinators have been undertaking activities for the past three years as part of the Working Together Program which involves helping provide linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. The program has now reached the end of its first phase. In their latest blog, the ELDAC project coordinators showcase the outcomes and achievements of the 70 aged care services who participated across Australia and how the program has supported participating aged care services through individual, service and system development.

PEPA moves workshops online

A guest blog post by Steph Dickinson and Sharon Wetzig, Learning and Development Coordinators - Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre, Faculty of Health at Queensland University of Technology

  • 10 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 554
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PEPA moves workshops online

COVID-19 has brought about many challenges to providing education for healthcare professionals. Hence, education providers have had to come up with innovative ways to deliver workshops. In this blog Steph Dickinson and Sharon Wetzig from the Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative, Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre at QUT discusses how the Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) adapted to online formats of education and discusses the response to running workshops virtually.

The essence of palliative care nursing

A guest blog post by Janeane Harlum, District Palliative Care Manager & Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District and President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA)

  • 3 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1037
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The essence of palliative care nursing

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.

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The CareSearch blog Palliative Perspectives informs and provides a platform for sharing views, tips and ideas related to palliative care from community members and health professionals. 
 

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