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.
 

Dealing with Dying – Some Comments for Carers

A guest blog post by Meg Brassil, Consumer Representative

  • 31 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3219
  • 2 Comments
Dealing with Dying – Some Comments for Carers
Palliative care helps people live their life as fully and as comfortably as possible when living with a life-limiting or terminal illness. Carers play a large role in providing palliative care. Meg Brassil reflects on her role and experience as a carer and provides practical pointers that can help.

Understanding palliative care and why it matters

A blog post by Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht, Senior Research Fellow, CareSearch, Flinders University

  • 16 January 2019
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 2331
  • 0 Comments
Understanding palliative care and why it matters

Palliative care is increasingly mentioned in mainstream and professional media releases and reports, particularly those related to aged care and cancer, but it is often misrepresented or mentioned only in passing. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht from CareSearch explains what palliative care is and why it matters from a researcher perspective.

Is there scope for technology to add value in palliative care?

A guest blog post by Priyanka Bhattarai, Research Associate, ELDAC (End-of-Life Directions for Aged Care)

  • 9 January 2019
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3471
  • 0 Comments
Is there scope for technology to add value in palliative care?

The enormous growth and usage of internet over the last 15 years has resulted in large pools of health and medical information now being available freely on the worldwide web. Priyanka Bhattarai discusses if there is any scope for technology to add value in the palliative care setting.

Contemplating the last Christmas together

A blog post by Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis, Research Associate, CareSearch, Flinders University

  • 20 December 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 1787
  • 0 Comments
Contemplating the last Christmas together

Around 200,000 Australian families will be affected by death and dying this Christmas. Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis from CareSearch discusses the impact of death and dying over Christmas and suggestions to help people facing bereavement over the holiday period.

A ‘normal’ way to grieve?

A guest blog post by Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate, ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care)

  • 29 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3146
  • 1 Comments
A ‘normal’ way to grieve?

In a multicultural country like Australia, the way people grieve and mourn the death of a loved one varies. Dr Georgia Rowley from ELDAC shares her research and personal experiences on death, bereavement and grief and the myriad factors that can influence the outcomes.

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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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