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.
 

Symptom Management in the Terminal Phase: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

A guest blog post by Paul Tait, Content Editor, CareSearch, Flinders University and Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Services and Susan Gravier, Research Associate, CareSearch, Flinders University

  • 26 February 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1690
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Symptom Management in the Terminal Phase: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Susan Gravier and Paul Tait from CareSearch and Southern Adelaide Palliative Services discuss the newly revised Symptoms and Medicines pages in the palliAGED Practice Centre and how this information and resources can help nurse practitioners and general practitioners in symptom management of older Australians in their last days of life. 

Providing palliative medication at the end of life

A guest post from Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Penny Neller from Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 February 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2251
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Providing palliative medication at the end of life

Research suggests that health professionals may be afraid to provide palliative medicine because they are worried about whether it is lawful, particularly when a person is close to death. In their latest blog, Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Penny Neller from Queensland University of Technology discuss how the Australian law applies to providing palliative medicine at the end of life.

Dealing with Dying – Some Comments for Carers

A guest blog post by Meg Brassil, Consumer Representative

  • 31 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2838
  • 2 Comments
Dealing with Dying – Some Comments for Carers
Palliative care helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Carers play a large role in providing palliative care. Meg Brassil reflects on her role and experience as a carer and provides practical pointers that can help.

Staying in the ring: Clinical speech pathology at the end of life

A guest blog post by Wendy Pearse, Principal Project Officer for End of Life Care, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Speech Pathology Australia Aged Care Working Party member

  • 22 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2577
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Staying in the ring: Clinical speech pathology at the end of life

Speech pathologists will often work with patients undergoing palliative care and treatment, despite the perception that it may not be their role. Wendy Pearse, Principal Project Officer for End of Life Care at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service discusses challenging those perceptions and the importance of evidence-based practice in supporting speech pathologists in providing care for those patients.

Understanding palliative care and why it matters

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, Flinders University

  • 16 January 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 2106
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Understanding palliative care and why it matters

Palliative care is increasingly mentioned in mainstream and professional media releases and reports, particularly those related to aged care and cancer, but it is often misrepresented or mentioned only in passing. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch explains what palliative care is and why it matters from a researcher perspective.

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