What Matters? Palliative Care, Ethics, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 16 November 2020
  • Author: CareSearch
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Sheahan L, Brennan F. 

As is often the case in clinical ethics, the discourse in COVID-19 has focused primarily on difficult and controversial decision-making junctures such as how to decide who gets access to intensive care resources if demand outstrips supply. However, the lived experience of COVID-19 raises less controversial but arguably more profound moral questions around what it means to look after each other through the course of the pandemic and how this translates in care for the dying. This piece explores the interface between the pandemic, ethics, and the role of palliative care. We argue that the ethical discourse should be broader, and that the principles that underly the discipline of palliative care provide a solid ethical foundation for the care of all patients through the coronavirus pandemic.

A new palliative care dashboard for the aged care sector: Why implementation and evaluation matters

A guest blog post by Dr Priyanka Vandersman, Research Associate, ELDAC

  • 16 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
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A new palliative care dashboard for the aged care sector: Why implementation and evaluation matters

In her latest blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman introduces the ELDAC Digital Dashboard, a one-stop shop for aged care providers to graphically view and track all end of life care activities and processes relating to their residents and clients. The dashboard is currently undergoing an implementation study to measure its impact and usability for aged care clinicians who provide palliative and end-of-life care to older Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care

A blog post by Dr Tina Janamian, General Manager Education and Innovation, AGPAL Group of Companies

  • 12 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Palliative Care

Currently, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are significantly less likely to access palliative care services, in comparison to the Australian population. In the 10th blog for our National Palliative Care Project series Dr Tina Janamian, General Manager for Education and Innovation at AGPAL discusses a new project to help ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have access to culturally safe palliative care and end-of-life services.

When the nurse becomes the carer, knowledge can be a two-edged sword

A guest blog by Sandra Bradley, Advance Care Directive Consultant, South Australia

  • 11 November 2020
  • Author: Guest
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When the nurse becomes the carer, knowledge can be a two-edged sword

Learning a loved one has a terminal illness is a tragic and unforgettable moment, made even more challenging for those who have studied the disease and know what to expect. In her guest blog, South Australian Advance Care Directive Consultant, Sandra Bradley, shares her experience of caring for her terminally ill husband throughout the COVID pandemic.

Cross cultural communication and troubleshooting working with interpreters

  • 9/12/2020
  • Author: CareSearch
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