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.
 

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: 2280
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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.
 

New palliative care helpline: 1800 870 155

A guest blog post from Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate and Caroline Litster, Research and Helpline Team, ELDAC

  • 10 September 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3578
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New palliative care helpline: 1800 870 155

The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) helpline (1800 870 155) offers free access to information over the phone to people caring for older Australians with a palliative need. This includes all health professionals and workers in residential aged care, home care, general practice, primary health networks, and allied health professionals. Dr Georgia Rowley and Caroline Litster discuss what the ELDAC helpline is, why it was established, who it can support and reasons why to call it. 

CareSearch: Easy and rapid access to reliable information

A guest blog post by Professor Liz Reymond, Deputy Director, Metro South Palliative Care Service, Metro South Health Queensland

  • 24 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2120
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CareSearch: Easy and rapid access to reliable information

Health professionals, as well as patients and their carers and families, need easy and rapid access to reliable information to make informed and often difficult decisions about care. Professor Liz Reymond, Deputy Director of Metro South Palliative Care Service at Metro South Health Queensland writes why evidence on palliative care is crucial, and how CareSearch helps.

The power of knowledge

A guest blog post by Kim Devery, Project Lead of End-of-Life Essentials, Senior Lecturer and Head of Teaching Section, Palliative Care, Flinders University

  • 17 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2246
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The power of knowledge

The rise of ageing and chronic illnesses means that most Australians are living with ill health and significant disability for many years before they die. In our 6th CareSearch@10 anniversary blog post, Kim Devery of Flinders University and End-of-Life Essentials writes why health professionals need trustworthy evidence. 

Providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia

A guest blog post from Mary Patetsos, Chairperson, Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia

  • 6 August 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2832
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Providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia

Australia is a dynamic multicultural country. Ours is a nation that is home to one of the world’s oldest culture and millions of people belonging to 270 ancestries. We need quality evidence to be able to address the needs and challenges faced by our older CALD Australians and provide them person and family-centred palliative care. Mary Patetsos discusses providing person- and family-centred palliative care for a culturally diverse Australia and the importance to have resources like CareSearch.

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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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