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.
 

'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

A guest blog post by Kathleen Wurth, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Port Kembla Palliative Care Service

  • 22 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2238
  • 2 Comments
'You only die once - we need to get it right': a palliative care clinical nurse consultant’s perspective on partnering with a residential aged care facility

ELDAC has developed the Working Together Program, which involves helping create linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. In this blog, Kathleen Wurth, a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant from Port Kembla Palliative Care Service, shares her perspectives on partnering with a residential aged care facility to improve the provision of palliative care within the facility.

ELDAC Working Together Program

A guest blog by Rebecca Moore, Diana Harrison, Heidi Wiebe, Jennifer Gavin, and Melissa Brodie, ELDAC Project Coordinators from Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 17 February 2021
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1602
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ELDAC Working Together Program

ELDAC project coordinators have been undertaking activities for the past three years as part of the Working Together Program which involves helping provide linkages between specialist palliative and aged care providers. The program has now reached the end of its first phase. In their latest blog, the ELDAC project coordinators showcase the outcomes and achievements of the 70 aged care services who participated across Australia and how the program has supported participating aged care services through individual, service and system development.

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: 1618
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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: 1879
  • 0 Comments
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.

A new palliative care dashboard for the aged care sector: Why implementation and evaluation matters

A guest blog post by Dr Priyanka Vandersman, Research Associate, ELDAC

  • 16 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1392
  • 1 Comments
A new palliative care dashboard for the aged care sector: Why implementation and evaluation matters

In her latest blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman introduces the ELDAC Digital Dashboard, a one-stop shop for aged care providers to graphically view and track all end of life care activities and processes relating to their residents and clients. The dashboard is currently undergoing an implementation study to measure its impact and usability for aged care clinicians who provide palliative and end-of-life care to older Australians.

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