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.
 

Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report

A guest blog post by Dr John Rosenberg (Research Fellow), Karen Clifton (Project Coordinator (ELDAC)), and Professor Patsy Yates (Head of School), School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology.

  • 7 June 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 2990
  • 3 Comments
Aged Care Service Needs: ELDAC survey report
An essential first step in our ELDAC journey was to identify the needs and challenges currently experienced by aged care providers when delivering palliative care and advance care planning. From QUT, we distributed an online survey to aged care services via the mailing lists of the peak bodies – LASA, ACSA and CHA.
 

HealthPathways—supporting local relevant and consistent palliative care

A guest blog by Katharine Silk, Integration and Innovation Manager, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association

  • 5 June 2018
  • Author: Guest
  • Number of views: 3505
  • 0 Comments
HealthPathways—supporting local relevant and consistent palliative care
It’s long been recognised that access to high quality palliative care in Australia is variable. Many Australians face difficulties in receiving palliative care due to factors such as system fragmentation, gaps in service provision, geographic scarcity of services or health professionals, access barriers for vulnerable populations and those living in residential aged care facilities, system navigation issues, low confidence of health workers in providing care to those living with a life limiting condition and limited community understanding of what palliative care is.
 

Why the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines are important and what were the biggest changes from the previous guidelines

A guest blog post by Jane Fischer, President of Palliative Care Australia, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

  • 30 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 2975
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Why the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines are important and what were the biggest changes from the previous guidelines
In 2017 Palliative Care Australia undertook a review and update of the reference documents A Guide to Palliative Care Service Development: A population based approach and Palliative Care Service Provision in Australia: A planning guide. Together these key reference documents have provided a framework for the ongoing development of palliative care policy within the health care system for the last fifteen years.
 

Why evidence matters at the end-of-life and why it’s everyone’s business

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

  • 23 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 3495
  • 1 Comments
Why evidence matters at the end-of-life and why it’s everyone’s business
In health care the role of evidence in decision making is recognised by health care practitioners and providers, and relates to understanding the balance between the potential benefits and harms of any practice, treatment or intervention. Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht of CareSearch discusses the importance of independent, critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence into reliable, practical guidance for recipients and providers of care.

Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting

A guest blog post by Dr Tracey Giles, Head of Teaching Section (Nursing), Flinders University

  • 4 May 2018
  • Author: CareSearch
  • Number of views: 3500
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Family member experiences of the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one in an emergency department setting
Health care professionals agree that the quality of care provided in the emergency department for dying patients and their families is often not as good as it needs to be. Dr Tracy Giles of Flinders University explains how her research into the experiences of family members will help to identify what is working well already and areas of care that need improvement, and how you can become involved.
 
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