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.
 

Palliative care and COVID-19: destruction, disruption and new opportunities…

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

  • 27 May 2020
  • Author: Guest
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Palliative care and COVID-19: destruction, disruption and new opportunities…

COVID-19 has caused many disruptions but has also created new approaches and innovations, especially when it comes to existing palliative care patients and the palliative care workforce. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) brought together experts in a range of disciplines including clinical, academic, research, policy, and advocacy. In this blog, PCA CEO Rohan Greenland discusses the work of the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group and the range of activities being undertaken to build the capacity of systems and to foster collaboration.

Supporting carers to help manage symptoms in home-based palliative care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

A guest blog post by Professor Liz Reymond, Director, Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative and Deputy Director, Metro South Palliative Care Service

  • 25 May 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 690
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Supporting carers to help manage symptoms in home-based palliative care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge for patients, carers, and health professionals, especially for those providing home-based palliative care to patients. Professor Liz Reymond Director at Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative and Deputy Director at Metro South Palliative Care Service discusses the new caring@home packages for carers to support them to help manage symptoms in home-based palliative care patients and limit the risk of community COVID-19 transmission. 

The silver lining of COVID-19

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Odette Spruijt, Palliative Medicine Specialist, Australasian Palliative Link International

  • 20 May 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1594
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The silver lining of COVID-19

COVID-19 has presented many challenges and trauma's, however, there have also been some positive developments. Associate Professor Odette Spruijt from Australasian Palliative Link International discusses the opportunities which have evolved during this pandemic, as well as shares positive experiences she has encountered at her workplace and also some on international collaborations.

Complexities in advance care planning in aged care: the ELDAC Helpline experience

A guest blog post by Caroline Litster, Research Officer, ELDAC Helpline Team Member and PhD Candidate, Flinders University

  • 19 May 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 834
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Complexities in advance care planning in aged care: the ELDAC Helpline experience

Advance care planning (ACP) is one of the main topics that callers to the ELDAC Helpline call for assistance with. Caroline Litster, Research Officer from ELDAC, discusses the type of ACP inquiries received, and how the Helpline team assist callers with navigating the more complex concerns around ACP in aged care, such as those relating to residents who lack decision-making capacity.

Florence Nightingale and International Nurses Day

A guest blog post by Deb Rawlings, Senior Lecturer, Palliative Care and Course Coordinator, Palliative and Support Services, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 12 May 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1074
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Florence Nightingale and International Nurses Day

Nurses make up the majority of the health care workforce and as such are at the frontline in caring for the sick and dying, never more so than in caring for people during COVID-19. Deb Rawlings, Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care at College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, reflects on her 40 years of experience in nursing, Florence Nightingale's legacy, and resources to support nurses in providing care at the end of life.

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