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.
 

The role of speech pathologists in advance care planning

A guest blog post by Wendy Pearse, End of Life Care Project Officer at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Stephanie Veal, Senior Speech Pathologist at Austin Health

  • 26 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 849
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The role of speech pathologists in advance care planning

Speech Pathologists not only provide services to people whose function is affected by communication or swallowing impairment. As part of our focus on Advance Care Planning Week, Wendy Pearse from Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Stephanie Veal from Austin Health discuss the important role of Speech Pathologists in palliative care and advance care planning.

Time to talk. Time to plan.

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 23 March 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 668
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Time to talk. Time to plan.

With the deluge of information about preparing for COVID-19, how many of us have taken the time to stop, think and talk about what we would want to happen if we or someone close to us became seriously ill? In this blog, CareSearch Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the ongoing need for advance care planning to enable us to prepare for emergencies.  

Telehealth: Adapting care during a pandemic

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 18 March 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 885
  • 4 Comments
Telehealth: Adapting care during a pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many urgent challenges in healthcare. However, it is important to remember the continuing needs of current and new patients with other health problems. It is within this context that Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director from Flinders University discusses telehealth and how it can be used in addressing unexpected and novel health problems.

Where does fundamental care fit within palliative care?

A guest blog post by Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University; Foundational Director and Knowledge Translation Lead, Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

  • 12 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 481
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Where does fundamental care fit within palliative care?

Fundamental care is central to caring for a dying patient. Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University, discusses the need to develop better ways of delivering fundamental care for patients in palliative care, and the aims of the Fundamentals of Care Research Program at the Caring Futures Institute.

What is fundamental care in palliative care?

A guest blog post by Dr Rebecca Feo, Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University and Dr Tiffany Conroy, Senior Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University

  • 6 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 960
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What is fundamental care in palliative care?

Making fundamental care a reality for everyone – from birth through to palliative and end-of-life care – requires a concerted effort. Drs Rebecca Feo and Tiffany Conroy of the Caring Futures Institute at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University discuss the importance of providing quality fundamental care, and the  role of the International Learning Collaborative.

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