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.
 

CareSearch: Helping us see the wood for the trees again for our patients

A guest blog post from Dr Chris Moy, Chair, Central Adelaide Clinical Council, Adelaide Primary Health Network and Federal AMA Ethics and Medico-legal Committee

  • 14 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1441
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CareSearch: Helping us see the wood for the trees again for our patients
Doctors caring for palliative patients encounter myriad of challenges. Dr Chris Moy chair of the Central Adelaide Clinical Council for Adelaide Primary Health Network and chair of the Federal AMA Ethics and Medico-legal Committee writes about the common hurdles faced by doctors, and how CareSearch can help them spend more time in caring for patients and their families.

CareSearch and primary and community care

A guest blog post by Professor Geoffrey Mitchell, Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Queensland

  • 10 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1541
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CareSearch and primary  and community care
A full time GP can expect to see 5-6 deaths per year. With increase in our ageing population, and people becoming more frail as they accumulate more health problems, the rate of deaths is set to double. Professor Geoffrey Mitchell of the University of Queensland writes how GPs can better support patients and their carers and families by updating their knowledge through best available palliative care evidence and CareSearch.

Bringing conversations about death to life through online learning

A blog post by Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis, CareSearch Research Associate, Flinders University

  • 8 August 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 1729
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Bringing conversations about death to life through online learning

Have you ever tried to broach the topic of end-of-life wishes with a loved one and been met with stunned silence? People often report this kind of experience, and research indicates that many people are uncomfortable with discussing death and dying. This leaves many Australians unprepared for death and the decisions that need to be made when a person is dying. Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis discusses the importance of bringing conversations about death to life through online learning. 

Providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia

A guest blog post from Mary Patetsos, Chairperson, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia

  • 6 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1613
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Providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia
Australia is a dynamic multicultural country. Ours is a nation that is home to one of the world’s oldest culture and millions of people belonging to 270 ancestries. We need quality evidence to be able to address the needs and challenges faced by our older CALD Australians and provide them person and family-centred palliative care. Mary Patetsos discusses providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia and the importance to have resources like CareSearch.

CareSearch: The pathway to informed end-of-life care

A guest blog post from Professor Imogen Mitchell, Dean, The Australian National University Medical School

  • 3 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1599
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CareSearch: The pathway  to informed end-of-life care
Professor Imogen Mitchell discusses her role as a practising intensive care specialist and the value of evidence to inform decisions not only about individual patient care but the use of evidence in business discussions to improve the delivery of health care. Imogen highlights you can access this trustworthy information about the palliative approach to end-of-life care through CareSearch and the importance of CareSearch providing invaluable, up-to-date evidence. 
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The CareSearch blog Palliative Perspectives informs and provides a platform for sharing views, tips and ideas related to palliative care from community members and health professionals. 
 

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