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Aged care training will need to include capacity for palliative care with its focus on quality of life and support for the person and their families. CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the new palliAGED modules for aged care nurses can help.
Many patients at the end of life are sent to Emergency Departments (EDs). In this blog, Tomi Omoya a Registered Nurse and PhD Candidate at Flinders University, shares her research findings on the provision of end-of-life care, death, and dying in Australian EDs.
Nurses spend the greatest period of time with patients at the end of life and their loved ones.
In our sixth blog for the Part of Life series, Janeane Harlum, President for Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA) and Palliative Care Manager and Service Development at South Western Sydney Local Health District, talks about the fulfilling work of palliative care nurses and pointers for continuing professional development.
Nurses play a critical role in providing holistic care and support to persons at the end of life and their loved ones.
In our fifth blog for the Part of Life series, Kate Swetenham, Nursing Director of Palliative Care Projects at SA Department for Health and Wellbeing, discuss the important work of nurses and shares her experience and some pointers.
There is a need for more research led by nurses working in clinical environments. In the last of our blog series for International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Dr Caroline Phelan of Flinders University and academic at the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePadd) discuss the important role of research nurses in developing evidence, and her personal experience.