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.
 

Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

A guest blog post by Khang Chiem, Team Leader, Department of Health and Human Services

  • 26 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 252
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Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

Caring for a loved one who is dying can be physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially challenging. Khang Chiem cared for his husband Benjamin Leske who was diagnosed with brain cancer. In this Palliative Perspectives Blog, Khang shares his experience and discusses the importance of self-care and developing resilience.

The role of the speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care

A guest blog post by Ashlen Harrop, Senior Speech Pathologist, Oncology, Queensland Children’s Hospital

  • 19 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 437
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The role of the speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care

Speech pathologists work across the continuum of care from hospital to community and across the age spectrum from premature babies to geriatric care. However, sometimes it is hard for speech pathologists to explain what they do and why it is so rewarding. As part of this paediatric palliative care series, Ashlen Harrop a senior speech pathologist at Queensland Children's Hospital gives an insight into her role as a speech pathologist in paediatric palliative care.

Live well, die gently: Allied Health supporting children in palliative care

A guest blog post by Sarah Baggio, Allied Health Clinical Educator, Quality of Care Collaborative Australia

  • 13 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1117
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Live well, die gently: Allied Health supporting children in palliative care

Paediatric palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life of the child or your person who has a life limiting illness and support his/her family. In the first of our blog series on paediatric palliative care, Sarah Baggio from the Quality of Care Collaborative Australia project discusses the important role of Allied Health Professionals in supporting children in palliative care. 

How to integrate evidence into your practice

A guest blog post by Dr David Healey, General Practitioner, Faulkner Street Medical Practice

  • 7 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 352
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How to integrate evidence into your practice

Health professionals are always seeking the latest evidence in order to provide the best possible care to their patients. However, integrating the latest evidence into practice can seem daunting. Dr David Healey, a General Practitioner, provides examples how he integrates evidence into his practice and the importance of doing so. 

Broadening the role of paramedics in palliative care

A guest blog post by Madeleine Juhrmann, Policy Officer, HammondCare

  • 30 October 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 687
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Broadening the role of paramedics in palliative care

Paramedics’ scope of practice has traditionally been limited to providing life-sustaining interventions for acute emergencies. But they also have the unique potential to support and fulfil the wishes of dying patients who prefer to spend their end of life at home. In this blog, Madeleine Juhrmann of HammondCare discusses how the role of paramedics in palliative care can be broadened and provides some example initiatives. 

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