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.
 

The role of music therapy in paediatric palliative care

A guest blog post by Angela Delaney, Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator in Paediatric Palliative Care, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

  • 27 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1102
  • 1 Comments
The role of music therapy in paediatric palliative care

Music therapy is an allied health research-based profession practiced worldwide. To mark World Music Therapy Day on March 1, we feature a blog from Angela Delaney, Allied Health Clinical Education Coordinator in Paediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service. Angela explains what music therapy is, and the important role of music therapists in providing comfort and care for paediatric palliative care patients.

Appreciating diversity at the end of life

A guest blog post by Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate, ELDAC

  • 19 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1702
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Appreciating diversity at the end of life

Australia has a diverse older population and it is important for those caring for older Australians to have access to evidence-based resources to ensure quality care is delivered to all older people, regardless of their specific background and preferences. Dr Georgia Rowley, Research Associate at ELDAC discusses the importance of understanding specific considerations when caring for older diverse Australians in an end of life context, and how ELDAC can provide resources to help.

Where is the older LGBT community?

A guest blog post by Claire Allen, National Program Manager of Pride in Health + Wellbeing, part of ACON’s Pride Inclusion Programs

  • 12 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1683
  • 0 Comments
Where is the older LGBT community?

It is estimated that 11% of the older Australian population are of diverse sexualities or genders (often referred to by using the acronyms LGBT, LGBTI or LGBTQ), yet we often do not see and celebrate our diverse older people. Claire Allen, National Program Manager of Pride of Health + Wellbeing discusses why older Australians who identify as LGBT are not a visible part of the community and ideas for aged care services to welcome and support them.

SHARE - Shared Health and Advance Care Record for End of life choices

A guest blog post by Alison Stoker, Palliative Approach Project Officer, Western NSW PHN

  • 5 February 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1256
  • 0 Comments
SHARE - Shared Health and Advance Care Record for End of life choices

Eleven Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia are implementing the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure. In the third blog in our series on GCfAHPC, Alison Stoker, Palliative Approach Project Officer at Western NSW PHN discusses their ‘SHARE’ project and activities in implementing a shared Palliative Approach across Far West and Western NSW.

The Peace of Mind Project: Raising Community Awareness about Dementia, Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

A guest blog post by Anne Harley, Integrated Health Coordinator, South Western Sydney PHN

  • 30 January 2020
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1313
  • 1 Comments
The Peace of Mind Project: Raising Community Awareness about Dementia, Advance Care Planning and Palliative Care

Eleven Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia are implementing the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care (GCfAHPC) measure. In the second blog in our series on GCfAHPC, Anne Harley, Integrated Health Coordinator at South Western Sydney PHN discusses their 'Peace of Mind' project and activities to raise community awareness about dementia, advance care planning and palliative care.

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