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.
 

Five tips to facilitate good medicines management during the coronavirus pandemic

A guest blog post by Paul Tait, Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist, Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services, SA Health

  • 8 April 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 972
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Five tips to facilitate good medicines management during the coronavirus pandemic

Additional pressures on the healthcare system during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can challenge the way we approach activities we perform routinely, including the management of medicines. Paul Tait, Lead Palliative Care Pharmacist at Southern Adelaide Palliative Care Services discusses five tips to ensure good medicines management for people living with palliative care needs in their home.

Providing guidance for Palliative Care and COVID-19

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

  • 3 April 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 1691
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Providing guidance for Palliative Care and COVID-19

COVID-19 is changing the way we understand our health systems, our society and ourselves. Palliative care is now a critical part of a response to the pandemic nationally. Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the need to provide relevant information to health professionals, aged care workers, and patients, family and carers, and how the new CareSearch COVID-19 and Palliative Care hub can support them.

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: 741
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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.

Appreciating diversity at the end of life

A guest blog post by Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate, ELDAC

  • 19 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1346
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Appreciating diversity at the end of life

Australia has a diverse older population and it is important for those caring for older Australians to have access to evidence-based resources to ensure quality care is delivered to all older people, regardless of their specific background and preferences. Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate at ELDAC discusses the importance of understanding specific considerations when caring for older diverse Australians in an end of life context, and how ELDAC can provide resources to help.

Where is the older LGBT community?

A guest blog post by Claire Allen, National Program Manager of Pride in Health + Wellbeing, part of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs

  • 12 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1217
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Where is the older LGBT community?

It is estimated that 11% of the older Australian population are of diverse sexualities or genders (often referred to by using the acronyms LGBT, LGBTI or LGBTQ), yet we often do not see and celebrate our diverse older people. Claire Allen, National Program Manager of Pride of Health + Wellbeing discusses why older Australians who identify as LGBT are not a visible part of the community and ideas for aged care services to welcome and support them.

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