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.
 

Psychosocial Care: improving practice for those working in aged care

A blog post by Susan Gravier and Robyn Dutschke, Research Associates, CareSearch and palliAGED, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 2 July 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 790
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Psychosocial Care: improving practice for those working in aged care

palliAGED provides palliative care practice and evidence guidance for our aged care workforce. Susan Gravier and Robyn Dutschke, Research Associates from CareSearch and palliAGED, discuss the importance of psychosocial care in providing quality palliative care and how the new palliAGED pages on the topic were developed.

The impact of art therapy in a palliative setting

A guest blog post by Estelle Chapple, Art Therapist, Central Adelaide Palliative Care and Michelle Cripps, Director, Centre for Creative Health

  • 25 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1410
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The impact of art therapy in a palliative setting

Art therapy is used in palliative care to compliment a holistic approach to care and to augment traditional clinical and medical approaches. In this blog, Estelle Chapple, an Art Therapist for Central Adelaide Palliative Care, and Michelle Cripps, Director for Centre for Creative Health, discuss the impact of art therapy in palliative care settings.

CPR discussions and decisions: a necessary part of medical treatment planning

A guest blog post by Dr Barbara Hayes, Clinical Lead - Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Consultant, Northern Health (Melbourne)

  • 9 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1144
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CPR discussions and decisions: a necessary part of medical treatment planning

Discussions about CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) are difficult because they confront the person with death. However, when cardiac arrest occurs there is no time to ponder the pros and cons of CPR or to discuss this with the person’s substitute medical treatment decision-maker. Dr Barbara Hayes, Clinical Lead in Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care Consultant at Northern Health, discusses the importance of increasing awareness of CPR decision-making prior to acute illness and why discussions and decisions are a necessary part of medical treatment planning.

CareSearch Engagement Project – discovering the importance of context

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 4 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1322
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CareSearch Engagement Project – discovering the importance of context

Informing people with vastly different backgrounds, literacy levels and capacity, as well as roles is a challenge. This is why in the 2017-2020 project period, CareSearch and palliAGED began the Engagement Project working with specific groups (allied health, aged care and patients, carers, and families) to learn more about how they find and use health care information and what information about end of life and palliative care they need. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow for CareSearch discusses some key findings from the project and the central importance of context.

Prepare, plan and palliate – lessons learned from the ELDAC COVID-19 webinars

A guest blog post by Kim Offner, ELDAC Project Officer, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

  • 3 June 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 811
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Prepare, plan and palliate – lessons learned from the ELDAC COVID-19 webinars

Preparing and planning for quality symptom management and palliative care should be a priority in the management of COVID-19 in residential aged care facilities. Kim Offner, Project Officer at ELDAC, discusses the lessons learnt and the practical recommendations from the Palliative Care and COVID-19 webinars which the project recently hosted.

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