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Eleven Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia are implementing the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure. In the first of our blog series on GCfAHPC, Julie Armitage and Lyn McVee from Adelaide PHN discuss the 'Enabling Choice for South Australians' project and the activities they implemented to enable and support capacity building and quality continuous improvement in palliative and end-of-life care.
Tragedies like bushfires force us to face grief and death. Jessie Williams, CEO of The GroundSwell Project, discusses the importance of connecting with each other when facing grief, death and dying, and how the project helps communities live, grieve and die in line with their values.
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CarerHelp provides family carers to access information and resources to help them to plan and be prepared to care for a person with a terminal disease. Dr Kristina Thomas from the Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses her research into understanding the experiences and needs of family members, and how the results were used to help inform the development of CarerHelp.
What do we mean when we say that dying is everyone’s business? In this blog, Dr John Rosenberg, President of Public Health Palliative Care International, discusses how a public health approach to palliative care enables all sectors, health care services, communities and individuals to work in partnership, and the outcomes from the recent 6th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference.
Being aware and having access to evidence-based palliative care information is important for those providing or receiving palliative care. CareSearch is aware that the way people access information varies and that making information available is often of itself not enough. To better understand the palliative care information needs of people and organisations CareSearch undertook an Engagement Project. Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch discusses the aims and activities involved in the project.