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.
 

Recognising the need to upskill Australia’s future aged care workforce

A guest blog post by Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia (LASA)

  • 9 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2212
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Recognising the need to upskill Australia’s future aged care workforce

Australia’s age services sector is a major employer but maintaining and developing a skilled workforce is a major challenge. Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), discusses the importance of upskilling Australia’s future workforce to keep up with the needs of our ageing population.

Building resilience in the aged care sector

A guest blog by Pat Sparrow, CEO of Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)

  • 2 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1712
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Building resilience in the aged care sector

Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) has not forgotten its place in helping to upskill and empower the aged care workforce in responding to residents reaching the end of their lives. Pat Sparrow, CEO of ACSA discusses the importance of high-quality palliative care and end of life care services in aged care facilities and how partnering with projects such as End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) can support aged care workers in providing quality care for Australians as they reach the end of life.

Federal Budget brings new opportunities for Primary Care Nurses

A guest blog post by Katharine Silk, Integration and Innovation Manager, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

  • 24 April 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1562
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Federal Budget brings new opportunities for Primary Care Nurses

A significant feature of the 2019-20 Federal Budget for healthcare professionals, and patients and their carers was that it foreshadowed a shift in funding arrangements for chronic disease management within primary care for people aged over 70. Katharine Silk, Innovation and Integration Manager at Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) discusses how the federal budget may impact primary care nurses.

Trajectories of functional decline at the end of life. What do they tell us?

A guest blog post by Dr Deidre Morgan, Lecturer and Researcher, Palliative and Supportive Services, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 16 April 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3028
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Trajectories of functional decline at the end of life. What do they tell us?

It is uncertain how each of us will die and how we will experience the declining capacity to manage everyday activities as we approach death. Dr Deidre Morgan from Flinders University discusses her recent study evaluating the trajectories of functional decline of Australian patients receiving specialist palliative care and how the findings can provide guidance about resource allocation.

General practitioner clinical decision making for patients with life-limiting illness: does the presence of complex multimorbidity make a difference?

A guest blog post by Raechel Damarell, PhD Candidate, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 9 April 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1408
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General practitioner clinical decision making for patients with life-limiting illness: does the presence of complex multimorbidity make a difference?
As the Australian population ages, general practitioners are increasingly required to manage patients burdened by multiple chronic conditions, or 'multimorbidity'. Raechel Damarell, PhD Candidate at Flinders University discusses her PhD topic to investigate if the presence of complex multimorbidity influences the clinical decision making of general practitioners for patients with a life-limiting illness.
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