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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.
What do we mean when we say that dying is everyone’s business? In this blog, Dr John Rosenberg, President of Public Health Palliative Care International, discusses how a public health approach to palliative care enables all sectors, health care services, communities and individuals to work in partnership, and the outcomes from the recent 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference.
Being aware and having access to evidence-based palliative care information is important for those providing or receiving palliative care. CareSearch is aware that the way people access information varies and that making information available is often of itself not enough. To better understand the palliative care information needs of people and organisations CareSearch undertook an Engagement Project. Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch discusses the aims and activities involved in the project.
CarerHelp is an online resource that empowers family carers to prepare for caring for a person with terminal illness. Di Saward from Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses the importance of identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content, and some of the processes involved in developing CarerHelp.
Palliative care for people living with dementia should be available when and where it is needed. The Dementia Australia Policy Team discusses their discussion paper on what Australia needs to do to improve palliative care services for people living with dementia.
Access to evidence and trustworthy resources is an important part of providing best practice palliative care for older Australians. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch, discusses how the CareSearch/palliAGED information and resources for the aged care sector have now been consolidated into a single site to improve the ease of finding this information, and highlights where to go for information relevant to your needs.