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The TEL Project: How to help people with intellectual disability understand dying and death, and plan for it if they wish

A guest blog post by Dr Michele Wiese, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Western Sydney University, NSW

  • 3 December 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 216
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The TEL Project: How to help people with intellectual disability understand dying and death, and plan for it if they wish

People with intellectual disability, just like everyone else, have a right to understand dying and death. In this second blog for our Part of Life series, Dr Michele Wiese, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Western Sydney University discusses how the ‘Talking end of life…with people with intellectual disability’ (TEL) can help them understand end of life, and make plans for it if they choose.

New research project aims to improve palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability

A guest blog post by Dr Rachael Cvejic, Lecturer, Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, UNSW Sydney

  • 30 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 204
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New research project aims to improve palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability

The life expectancy of people with an intellectual disability (ID) has increased but people with ID are under-referred to palliative care and there is currently no model of palliative care in Australia or specific guidelines for services to meet their needs. In the 13th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Dr Rachael Cvejic from the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry at the University of NSW Sydney discusses a new project which aims to improve palliative care services for people with an intellectual disability.

Mental health and older adults: the importance of being present

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

  • 26 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 418
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Mental health and older adults: the importance of being present

Work with advanced seniors, perhaps more than for any other group of adults, demands an ability to be present first and foremost. In her third and last blog in this series, Felicity Chapman a Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist highlights the importance of being able to engage with older adults as well as being present with them and discusses how this can be achieved.

End of Life Directions for Aged Care: supporting quality care for older people at the end of life

A guest blog post by Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Karen Clifton from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 24 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 507
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End of Life Directions for Aged Care: supporting quality care for older people at the end of life

Improving the quality of care for people in residential and community aged care settings is very important, especially with an ageing population. In the 12th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Karen Clifton from Queensland University of Technology discuss how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) Project will help to support health professionals and aged care workers.

CareSearch 2020-2023: Building on our foundation of evidence to support quality palliative care

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

  • 19 November 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 170
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CareSearch 2020-2023: Building on our foundation of evidence to support quality palliative care

In the 11th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the project will continue supporting Australians and contribute to the delivery of the National Palliative Care Strategy by providing access to relevant evidence and resources.

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