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.
 

Identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content of the CarerHelp website

A guest blog post by Di Saward, Research Nurse and Project Officer at the Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

  • 9 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 554
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Identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content of the CarerHelp website

CarerHelp is an online resource that empowers family carers to prepare for caring for a person with terminal illness. Di Saward from Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Hospital discusses the importance of identifying and appraising existing online resources to inform content, and some of the processes involved in developing CarerHelp.

Australia must improve palliative care for people with dementia

A guest blog post by the Dementia Australia Policy Team, Dementia Australia

  • 2 December 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1018
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Australia must improve palliative care for people with dementia

Palliative care for people living with dementia should be available when and where it is needed. The Dementia Australia Policy Team discusses their discussion paper on what Australia needs to do to improve palliative care services for people living with dementia.

Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

A guest blog post by Khang Chiem, Team Leader, Department of Health and Human Services

  • 26 November 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 751
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Self-care: hard but crucial for carers

Caring for a loved one who is dying can be physically, emotionally, mentally, and socially challenging. Khang Chiem cared for his husband Benjamin Leske who was diagnosed with brain cancer. In this Palliative Perspectives Blog, Khang shares his experience and discusses the importance of self-care and developing resilience.

Time to prioritise research on palliative care, death and dying

A guest blog post from Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 14 May 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 1869
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Time to prioritise research on palliative care, death and dying

As our population ages and patterns of disease change, there is an increasing demand for palliative care and the need for greater community awareness about death and dying. Research is crucial in achieving these aims. In this blog, Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses why and how the new Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying will contribute towards these aims.

Taking time to talk

A blog post from Professor Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 1 April 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 2342
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Taking time to talk

National Advance Care Planning Week is an annual initiative by Advance Care Planning Australia that encourages all Australians, regardless of their age or health status, to make their future health care preferences known. Jennifer Tieman Director of CareSearch discusses the importance of advance care planning and the need to start more conversations about death and dying.

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The CareSearch blog Palliative Perspectives informs and provides a platform for sharing views, tips and ideas related to palliative care from community members and health professionals. 
 

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