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.
 

Working together to improve end of life care for older Australians

A guest blog post from Rebecca Moore, Diana Harrison, and Jennifer Gavin, ELDAC Facilitators from Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1963
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Working together to improve end of life care for older Australians

By working together, aged care, specialist palliative care and primary care providers can improve the care they provide for older Australians. ELDAC’s Facilitators from Queensland University of Technology discuss the ELDAC ‘Working Together’ toolkit and how they can help create partnerships between services.

Three things you need to know about dementia and dying

A guest blog post by Kirsty Carr, National Policy and Strategy Advisor, Dementia Australia

  • 1 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3794
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Three things you need to know about dementia and dying

Many of us are unaware that Dementia is a terminal illness. It is currently the second leading cause of death overall in Australia. Kirsty Carr from Dementia Australia discusses three things you need to know about dementia and dying. 

End of life law in aged care practice

A guest blog post from Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott and Professor Ben White from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2748
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End of life law in aged care practice

End of life law governs medical decisions made at the end of life, as well as around Advance Care Planning.
 
Every year in Australia thousands of deaths occur following a medical decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. This is just one type of end of life decision which may arise in aged care practice.

Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

A guest blog post by Mia Taylen-Smith, Nurse Practitioner, Metro South Palliative Care

  • 3 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2815
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Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

Older people living in residential aged care facilities need to be provided high quality end-of-life care. This will often involve nurses who will help with advance care planning and implement a palliative approach to care. Mia Taylen-Smith of Metro South Palliative Care discusses how their Improving End-of-Life Care Residential Aged Care Residents Initiative aims to enable aged care nurses.

How well prepared are health professionals to have tough conversations that matter?

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

  • 12 September 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1993
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How well prepared are health professionals to have tough conversations that matter?

Many health professionals would like to help patients with advance care planning. However, most of them need more training and support to improve their skills and confidence. Linda Nolte of Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) writes how their free online courses can help upskill and build the confidence of health professionals in this important area.
 

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