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.
 

Working together to improve end of life care for older Australians

A guest blog post from Rebecca Moore, Diana Harrison, and Jennifer Gavin, ELDAC Facilitators from Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1578
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Working together to improve end of life care for older Australians

By working together, aged care, specialist palliative care and primary care providers can improve the care they provide for older Australians. ELDAC’s Facilitators from Queensland University of Technology discuss the ELDAC ‘Working Together’ toolkit and how they can help create partnerships between services.

Palliative approach offers peace of mind

A guest blog post by Mark Butler, Chaplaincy and Palliative Care Manager, Eldercare

  • 6 November 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2106
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Palliative approach offers peace of mind

Implementing a palliative approach to care enables residential aged care facilities to support the quality of life, comfort and dignity for each of their resident from admission to death. Mark Butler from Eldercare discusses how their organisation implemented a palliative approach, and the benefits it brings to their residents and their families and multidisciplinary staff members.

palliAGEDgp: equipping GPs in rural and remote areas to deliver quality palliative care

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

  • 24 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 1883
  • 1 Comments
palliAGEDgp: equipping GPs in rural and remote areas to deliver quality palliative care

General Practitioners (GPs), especially those in rural areas, face challenges when delivering palliative care for older Australians. Jennifer Tieman, CareSearch Director at Flinders University discusses how palliAGEDgp, an evidence-based and easy-to-access smartphone app, has been helping thousands of doctors support our elderly who are faced with life-limiting illness.

End of life law in aged care practice

A guest blog post from Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott and Professor Ben White from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology

  • 8 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2390
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End of life law in aged care practice

End of life law governs medical decisions made at the end of life, as well as around Advance Care Planning.
 
Every year in Australia thousands of deaths occur following a medical decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. This is just one type of end of life decision which may arise in aged care practice.

Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

A guest blog post by Mia Taylen-Smith, Nurse Practitioner, Metro South Palliative Care

  • 3 October 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2405
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Improving end-of-life care for residential aged care residents initiative

Older people living in residential aged care facilities need to be provided high quality end-of-life care. This will often involve nurses who will help with advance care planning and implement a palliative approach to care. Mia Taylen-Smith of Metro South Palliative Care discusses how their Improving End-of-Life Care Residential Aged Care Residents Initiative aims to enable aged care nurses.

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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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