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.
 

Improving the journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients: Managing Two Worlds Together

A guest blog post by Fiona Walls, Communication Officer, Lowitja Institute

  • 10 July 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2231
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Improving the journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients: Managing Two Worlds Together
Providing culturally appropriate and person-centred palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients can be complex. Fiona Walls from the Lowitja Institute discusses how the findings and resources developed from Managing Two Worlds Together study can help.
 

National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study – get involved

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 9 July 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2063
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National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study – get involved
Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences?

To help answer this question, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is leading a pioneering research project, the National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study 2018, the first of its kind in Australia.

 

Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report

A guest blog post by Dr John Rosenberg (Research Fellow), Karen Clifton (Project Coordinator (ELDAC)), and Professor Patsy Yates (Head of School), School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology.

  • 7 June 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3118
  • 3 Comments
Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report
An essential first step in our ELDAC journey was to identify the needs and challenges currently experienced by aged care providers when delivering palliative care and advance care planning. From QUT, we distributed an online survey to aged care services via the mailing lists of the peak bodies – LASA, ACSA and CHA.
 

HealthPathways—supporting local relevant and consistent palliative care

A guest blog by Katharine Silk, Integration and Innovation Manager, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

  • 5 June 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3761
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HealthPathways—supporting local relevant and consistent palliative care
It’s long been recognised that access to high quality palliative care in Australia is variable. Many Australians face difficulties in receiving palliative care due to factors such as system fragmentation, gaps in service provision, geographic scarcity of services or health professionals, access barriers for vulnerable populations and those living in residential aged care facilities, system navigation issues, low confidence of health workers in providing care to those living with a life limiting condition and limited community understanding of what palliative care is.
 

Why the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines are important and what were the biggest changes from the previous guidelines

A guest blog post by Jane Fischer, President of Palliative Care Australia, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

  • 30 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 3108
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Why the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines are important and what were the biggest changes from the previous guidelines
In 2017 Palliative Care Australia undertook a review and update of the reference documents A Guide to Palliative Care Service Development: A population based approach and Palliative Care Service Provision in Australia: A planning guide. Together these key reference documents have provided a framework for the ongoing development of palliative care policy within the health care system for the last fifteen years.
 
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