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.
 

Finding information about the costs of palliative care

A guest blog post from Sarah Hayman, Research Fellow (Evidence), Flinders Filters at Flinders University, South Australia

  • 8 March 2016
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 6094
  • 1 Comments
Finding information about the costs of palliative care

How much does palliative care cost? What are the costs for the patients and families? What are the most cost-effective ways to provide a palliative care service? Information about the costs of care is of perennial interest – not only to those who deliver it and fund it, but also to those who receive it. A thorough investigation of this information can be hard to do, because it is located in many different areas: it is not just found in scholarly databases but is also incorporated in websites, conference papers, blog posts, and other grey literature areas.

A Massive Open Online Course on death and dying

A guest blog post from Deb Rawlings, Research Fellow (CareSearch) at Flinders University, South Australia

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 11377
  • 42 Comments
A Massive Open Online Course on death and dying

I am excited to be part of a project team at CareSearch that are developing a ‘massive open online course’ (MOOC) on death and dying. MOOCs are freely-available short online courses that anyone can participate in. Traditionally they have been used in universities to deliver education out of the classroom, but there has been a surge in their popularity in that they can be used to not only create social networks and engage participants, but impart important messages, provide resources, and facilitate research opportunities. The aim of our MOOC is to build community awareness of palliative care and death as a normal process, and our approach to the MOOC will be in a socio-cultural context (rather than a palliative care context); so for example, the social rather than biological death as seen in dementia. The MOOC will provide a never-before-seen opportunity to watch a community-driven approach to death and dying.
 

A new series: CareSearch project updates

A note from the editor

  • 1 March 2016
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 3406
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A new series: CareSearch project updates

Thank you for your continued support and readership of Palliative Perspectives. We've been delighted to see so many people interested in the guest posts that we've featured, and welcome your feedback and ideas for future posts. Please also continue to share this blog with your colleagues and friends on Twitter, via email, or wherever you spend time online.

Now that we've completed our series of posts for GPs, we'd like to introduce our next focus: CareSearch Project Updates.

Welcome

  • 3 November 2015
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 4368
  • 0 Comments
Welcome
Welcome to Palliative Perspectives, the new blog from CareSearch palliative care knowledge network.
 
This blog has been established to provide Australian health professionals with a place where they can read posts from their peers across the health professions, particularly those with expertise and an interest in palliative care.

 
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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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