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The COVID-19 pandemic has created many opportunities for us to use technology in new and creative ways. Within the pandemic, the importance of technology in aged care has only grown, becoming a critical way of providing information, maintaining relationships, and supporting vital care. In this blog Professor Jennifer Tieman introduces a suite of Digital Innovations activities being developed by ELDAC.
In the fifth blog for our National Palliative Care Project series, by Professor Josephine Clayton, Dr Srivalli Nagarajan, Kelly Arthurs, Madeleine Juhrmann, and Marie Alford from HammondCare and Professor Jennifer Tieman from CareSearch discuss how the Advance Project will help address a critical gap in training and resources to support people with dementia accessing palliative care and advance care planning.
In the fourth blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Professor Liz Reymond, Director for Metro South Health at Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative, discusses the aims of the caring@home Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders People Project.
In the second blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Ms Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott, and Professor Ben White from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology discuss the End of Life Law for Clinicians program and how it works to improve clinicians’ awareness and knowledge of end-of-life law through education.
The Department of Health is supporting a number of national programs to help ensure that all Australians have access and receive the best possible palliative care and end of life care. We are dedicating a special Palliative Perspectives Blog series to highlight the goals and priorities of each of the projects in 2020-2023.
In the first blog for the series, our Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the National Palliative Care Strategy and the collective role of the programs in meeting the needs of Australia’s diverse population.