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.
 

The role of speech pathologists in advance care planning

A guest blog post by Wendy Pearse, End of Life Care Project Officer at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Stephanie Veal, Senior Speech Pathologist at Austin Health

  • 26 March 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 623
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The role of speech pathologists in advance care planning

Speech Pathologists not only provide services to people whose function is affected by communication or swallowing impairment. As part of our focus on Advance Care Planning Week, Wendy Pearse from Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service and Stephanie Veal from Austin Health discuss the important role of Speech Pathologists in palliative care and advance care planning.

Time to talk. Time to plan.

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 23 March 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 478
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Time to talk. Time to plan.

With the deluge of information about preparing for COVID-19, how many of us have taken the time to stop, think and talk about what we would want to happen if we or someone close to us became seriously ill? In this blog, CareSearch Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the ongoing need for advance care planning to enable us to prepare for emergencies.  

Telehealth: Adapting care during a pandemic

A blog post by Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 18 March 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 668
  • 4 Comments
Telehealth: Adapting care during a pandemic

The current COVID-19 pandemic is presenting many urgent challenges in healthcare. However, it is important to remember the continuing needs of current and new patients with other health problems. It is within this context that Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director from Flinders University discusses telehealth and how it can be used in addressing unexpected and novel health problems.

The role of music therapy in paediatric palliative care

A guest blog post by Angela Delaney, Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator in Paediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

  • 27 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 796
  • 1 Comments
The role of music therapy in paediatric palliative care

Music therapy is an allied health research-based profession practiced worldwide. To mark World Music Therapy Day on March 1, we feature a blog from Angela Delaney, Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator in Paediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service. Angela explains what music therapy is, and the important role of music therapists in providing comfort and care for paediatric palliative care patients.

SHARE - Shared Health and Advance Care Record for End of life choices

A guest blog post by Alison Stoker, Palliative Approach Project Officer, Western NSW PHN

  • 5 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 914
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SHARE - Shared Health and Advance Care Record for End of life choices

Eleven Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia are implementing the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure. In the third blog in our series on GCfAHPC, Alison Stoker, Palliative Approach Project Officer at Western NSW PHN discusses their ‘SHARE’ project and activities in implementing a shared Palliative Approach across Far West and Western NSW.

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