End of Life Law for Clinicians: Supporting end of life and palliative care practice

A guest blog post by Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott and Professor Ben White, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • 23 September 2020
  • Author: Guest
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End of Life Law for Clinicians: Supporting end of life and palliative care practice

In the second blog for our National Palliative Care Projects series, Ms Penny Neller, Professor Lindy Willmott, and Professor Ben White from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology discuss the End of Life Law for Clinicians program and how it works to  improve clinicians’ awareness and knowledge of end-of-life law through education.

Understanding a strategy, delivering a project

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

  • 17 September 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
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Understanding a strategy, delivering a project

The Department of Health is supporting a number of national programs to help ensure that all Australians have access and receive the best possible palliative care and end of life care. We are dedicating a special Palliative Perspectives Blog series to highlight the goals and priorities of each of the projects in 2020-2023.

In the first blog for the series, our Director Professor Jennifer Tieman discusses the National Palliative Care Strategy and the collective role of the programs in meeting the needs of Australia’s diverse population.

Mental health and older adults: working with grief

A guest blog post by Felicity Chapman, Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist

  • 14 September 2020
  • Author: Guest
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Mental health and older adults: working with grief

Grief and loss often impact older adults more, which can increase their likelihood of developing mental illness. Felicity Chapman, Mental Health Clinician and Aged Care Specialist, discusses how working with grief is a key part of her counselling with older adults and demonstrates this through a client’s story.

Prioritising advance care planning in COVID-19 response

A guest blog post by Linda Nolte, Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia

  • 31 August 2020
  • Author: Guest
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Prioritising advance care planning in COVID-19 response

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our health and aged care services, there is a strong case for prioritising advance care planning (ACP) as part of the national response. Linda Nolte from Advance Care Planning Australia discusses how ACP could be better used to manage a surge in healthcare demand during the pandemic, with recommendations on how this might be achieved.

Upskilling our aged care staff using the ELDAC Care Model

A guest blog post by Yan Yau, Quality, Risk & Compliance Officer and Coordinator Lead for ANHF participating in the ELDAC Working Together Program, Australian Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF)

  • 26 August 2020
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Upskilling our aged care staff using the ELDAC Care Model

The ELDAC Care Model is a guide to help aged care staff and health professionals meet the needs of older Australians coming to the end of their life. In her blog, Quality, Risk and Compliance Officer and Coordinator of the ANHF-ELDAC Program, Yan Yau, discusses how the Australian Nursing Home Foundation (ANHF) is using the ELDAC Care Model to upskill staff in key areas relevant to end-of-life care.

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