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.
 

Knowing me, knowing you… Reflecting on intimacy and sexuality at the end of life

A guest blog post by Nigel McGothigan, Director of Aged Care and Health Care Education, Australian Capital College

  • 26 June 2019
  • Author: Guest
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Knowing me, knowing you…  Reflecting on intimacy and sexuality at the end of life

No matter their diverse characteristics, life experiences, cultural background, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation or financial situation, every Australian has the right to have to their individual needs and expectations met without discrimination. For many, there remains a difficulty in accepting that older adults or those who are at end of life want intimacy and have sexuality needs. Nigel McGothigan, Director of Aged Care and Health Care Education from Australian Capital College discusses the tools put in place to support the aged care workforce to understand and be agile in addressing expectations and the complex and diverse care needs of the older person.

The ELDAC Residential Aged Care Toolkit: Assisting the transition to the Aged Care Quality Standards

A guest blog by Professor Deborah Parker, Professor of Aged Care (Dementia) and Dr Holly Mack, Research Fellow, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

  • 17 June 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2124
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The ELDAC Residential Aged Care Toolkit: Assisting the transition to the Aged Care Quality Standards

Providing end-of-life care to residents with advanced life-limiting illnesses can be challenging for clinicians and health care workers. In this blog, Professor Deborah Parker and Dr Holly Mack from the University of Technology Sydney discuss how the ELDAC Residential Aged Care toolkit can assist you and your organisation in meeting the new Aged Care Quality Standards.

Our enduring commitment to end-of-life care

A guest blog by Suzanne Greenwood, CEO, Catholic Health Australia (CHA)

  • 6 June 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 832
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Our enduring commitment to end-of-life care

As Australia continues to recognise the value of good-quality palliative care, so too comes the need to support our aged care workforce with the information and resources to provide it. Suzanne Greenwood from Catholic Health Australia discusses how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project connects health professionals with relevant and useful tools, information and resources that will help them deliver care that meets consumer expectations.

Helping older Australians access high-quality primary healthcare

A guest blog post by Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)

  • 24 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 976
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Helping older Australians access high-quality primary healthcare

Older people entering residential aged care are often shocked to find their GP is no longer able to continue providing them with the healthcare they have been used to. Alison Verhoeven, CEO of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, discusses how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care project can support primary care professionals to provide consistently high-quality care to older Australians.

Improving the provision of palliative care in aged care

A guest blog post by Rohan Greenland, CEO, Palliative Care Australia (PCA)

  • 17 May 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1266
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Improving the provision of palliative care in aged care

As National Palliative Care Week approaches, Palliative Care Australia’s CEO, Rohan Greenland, discusses why palliative care in the aged care sector matters, and how the End of Life Directions for Aged Care project (www.eldac.com.au) can support aged care workers and health professionals to provide high-quality palliative care and advance care planning for older Australians.

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