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 Advance Project – supporting a team approach to advance care planning and palliative care in everyday general practice

A guest blog post by Professor Josephine Clayton, Senior Staff Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine, HammondCare and Professor of Palliative Care, University of Sydney and Associate Professor Joel Rhee, General Practitioner and Associate Professor of General Practice, HammondCare Centre for Positive Ageing and Care, University of Wollongong

  • 28 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 761
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The Advance Project – supporting a team approach to advance care planning and palliative care in everyday general practice

General practices provide ongoing care for a large number of patients with chronic, progressive, and eventually fatal illnesses, and so have an essential role in providing palliative care to patients and their families. Professor Josephine Clayton, Senior Staff Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine and Associate Professor Joel Rhee, General Practitioner, discusses the Advance Project and how it aims to support general practices with the tools to identify people early who might need a palliative approach to their care and enables general practice teams to thoroughly assess the persons’ symptoms, concerns and priorities as well as the needs of their carers.

Helping older Australians access high-quality primary healthcare

A guest blog post by Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

  • 24 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 687
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Helping older Australians access high-quality primary healthcare

Older people entering residential aged care are often shocked to find their GP is no longer able to continue providing them with the healthcare they have been used to. Alison Verhoeven, CEO of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, discusses how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care project can support primary care professionals to provide consistently high-quality care to older Australians.

Is your palliative care service meeting the National Palliative Care Standards?

A guest blog post by Kate Reed-Cox, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (MN) and National Clinical Advisor, Palliative Care Australia

  • 21 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 700
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Is your palliative care service meeting the National Palliative Care Standards?

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the peak body for palliative care representing all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working with the government, it sets the standard by which services can be assessed. Kate Reed-Cox from PCA discusses how the new Palliative Care Self Assessment program provides services with a secure online portal to self-assess against the National Palliative Care Standards (5th ed.), and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd ed.), resulting in a quality improvement action plan.

Improving the provision of palliative care in aged care

A guest blog post by Rohan Greenland, CEO, Palliative Care Australia (PCA)

  • 17 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 892
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Improving the provision of palliative care in aged care

As National Palliative Care Week approaches, Palliative Care Australia’s CEO, Rohan Greenland, discusses why palliative care in the aged care sector matters, and how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care project (www.eldac.com.au) can support aged care workers and health professionals to provide high-quality palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians.

Time to prioritise research on palliative care, death and dying

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

  • 14 May 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 852
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Time to prioritise research on palliative care, death and dying

As our population ages and patterns of disease change, there is an increasing demand for palliative care and the need for greater community awareness about death and dying. Research is crucial in achieving these aims. In this blog, Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses why and how the new Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying will contribute towards these aims.

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