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.
 

Providing palliative medication at the end of life

A guest post from Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Penny Neller from Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 February 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2011
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Providing palliative medication at the end of life
Research suggests that health professionals may be afraid to provide palliative medicine because they are worried about whether it is lawful, particularly when a person is close to death. In their latest blog, Professor Ben White, Professor Lindy Willmott, Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Penny Neller from Queensland University of Technology discuss how the Australian law applies to providing palliative medicine at the end of life.

Strategies to improve service and client outcomes in aged care

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

  • 14 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3956
  • 2 Comments
Strategies to improve service and client outcomes in aged care
When older Australians require multiple specialists and teams for their care, how do you keep everyone on the same page? In their latest blog, the ELDAC facilitator team from QUT share strategies to partner with other services to improve the care that older Australians receive at the end of life.

Recognising the need for end of life directions in aged care

A guest blog post from Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, Discipline Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University

  • 3 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2108
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Recognising the need for end of life directions in aged care
Did you know that in the next 25 years, the number of Australians who die each year will almost double? Australia needs to be ready to care for older people as they come to the end of their life, and ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care) has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health to help meet this need. Find out more about ELDAC and how the project can help by reading the blog by Professor Jennifer Tieman, ELDAC Project Co-Lead, Flinders University and CareSearch Director.

LGBTI Elders and Older People - Initiatives in Aged and Palliative Care

A guest blog post from Samantha Edmonds, Silver Rainbow - National Project Manager, National LGBTI Health Alliance

  • 22 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1952
  • 1 Comments
LGBTI Elders and Older People - Initiatives in Aged and Palliative Care
Up to 11% of Australians are of diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity. However, accessing appropriate health and aged care services remains difficult for many older LGBTI Australians. Samantha Edmonds of the National LGBTI Health Alliance discusses current initiatives and the work that still needs to be done in providing inclusive, person-centred aged and palliative care services.

Palliative approach offers peace of mind

A guest blog post by Mark Butler, Chaplaincy and Palliative Care Manager, Eldercare

  • 6 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1914
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Palliative approach offers peace of mind
Implementing a palliative approach to care enables residential aged care facilities to support the quality of life, comfort and dignity for each of their resident from admission to death. Mark Butler from Eldercare discusses how their organisation implemented a palliative approach, and the benefits it brings to their residents and their families and multidisciplinary staff members.
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