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.
 

Greater Choice in Palliative Care for South Australians

A guest blog post by Deb Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Adelaide Primary Health Network

  • 25 July 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2467
  • 2 Comments
Greater Choice in Palliative Care for South Australians

The Adelaide Primary Health Network has been meeting with stakeholders in the provision of palliative care since the commencement of their organisation in July 2015. They have always seen palliative care as a priority and have been working closely with providers through our Older People and Palliative Care Health Priority Groups. In February 2018, the Adelaide PHN was selected as a successful recipient of funds from the Commonwealth Government through the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care measure. Deb Lee discusses how Adelaide PHN will use these funds through the 'Enabling Choice for South Australians' project. 

National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study – get involved

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 9 July 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3173
  • 0 Comments
National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study – get involved

Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences?

To help answer this question, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is leading a pioneering research project, the National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study 2018, the first of its kind in Australia.

 

Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report

A guest blog post by Dr John Rosenberg (Research Fellow), Karen Clifton (Project Coordinator (ELDAC)), and Professor Patsy Yates (Head of School), School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology.

  • 7 June 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3840
  • 3 Comments
Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report

An essential first step in our ELDAC journey was to identify the needs and challenges currently experienced by aged care providers when delivering palliative care and advance care planning. From QUT, we distributed an online survey to aged care services via the mailing lists of the peak bodies – LASA, ACSA and CHA.
 

Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting

A guest blog post by Dr Tracey Giles, Head of Teaching Section (Nursing), Flinders University

  • 4 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 4629
  • 0 Comments
Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting

Health care professionals agree that the quality of care provided in the emergency department for dying patients and their families is often not as good as it needs to be. Dr Tracy Giles of Flinders University explains how her research into the experiences of family members will help to identify what is working well already and areas of care that need improvement, and how you can become involved.
 

Centre of Research Excellence in End-of-Life Care (CRE-ELC)

A guest blog post by Professor Patsy Yates, Centre Director, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in End-of-life Care, Head, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology; Director, Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education

  • 28 March 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 4954
  • 0 Comments
Centre of Research Excellence in End-of-Life Care (CRE-ELC)

The pattern of disease, dying and death has changed dramatically in Australia over the last century. In Australia alone almost 160,000 people die every year. Of these at least 120,000 are expected deaths, meaning that access to palliative care could be of great benefit to both the individuals and their families. But ensuring access to quality palliative care for all who need it is not without its challenges. This is why a group of researchers sought funding from National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for the Centre of Research Excellence in End-of-Life Care (CRE-ELC).

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