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Aged care and COVID-19

COVID-19 is a key issue for aged care. To assist with providing trustworthy documents and resources, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) have a ‘Being Prepared for COVID-19’ page with quick links For aged care For services and organisations For the workforce For older people and their families For GPs To translated resources [...]

By |2020-03-20T17:46:39+11:00March 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

How Palliative Care NSW is managing coronavirus/COVID-19

We want to give you an update on how Palliative Care New South Wales is managing Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well-being of people living with a life limiting condition, their families, their communities and the health workforce are our number one priority. PCNSW has decided to: postpone face to face programs and events for [...]

By |2020-03-19T16:50:40+11:00March 19th, 2020|News|0 Comments

NSW Advance Care Planning Seminar

Do you already understand the basics of advance care planning and now want to take your skills to the next level? Advance Care Planning Australia, the Advance Project and HammondCare are presenting a one-day seminar run by recognised leaders in the field. Presentations rely on evidence-based models and relay research data and implementation strategies. Topics [...]

By |2020-01-31T16:32:44+11:00January 31st, 2020|News|0 Comments

2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

This year, 2020, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the founder of modern nursing. Because of this, the World Health Assembly has chosen 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives play a vital role providing health services all around the [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:01:46+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. If you are an allied health professional working in aged care and would like to participate, please click on the [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:40:03+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Support for new doctors to work in rural NSW

The NSW Government is offering up to 50 scholarships worth $3000 to junior doctors embarking on careers as Rural Generalists in regional, rural and remote NSW. Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the new scholarships, available in Port Macquarie will be awarded to junior doctors who start advanced skills training in the NSW Rural [...]

By |2019-12-18T12:16:46+11:00December 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Pushing for better end of life care for people with dementia

Dementia Australia is calling on the Government of Victoria (in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government) to systematise and customise palliative and end of life care for people with dementia in a discussion paper released 30 October, at an event hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Dementia. Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia said in the end of [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:01:59+11:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Cancer nurses – Save the date for the next annual congress

The Cancer Nurses Society of Australia will be holding its 23rd Annual Congress next year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is 'Precision Care Everywhere'. The program commences on Thursday 18 June 2020 with a series of pre-congress symposia followed by a two-day congress program featuring plenary and concurrent sessions. The congress [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:12:06+11:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The future of the social organisation of end of life care

Urgent questions are raised by the major challenges of our “ageing” societies’ organisation of care: frailty, dementia, social isolation, families’ decreasing capacity to care, care migration, disappearance of social infrastructure in rural regions, digitalization, and controversial political and social-ethical orientations: • How can we ensure social participation in all phases of life, especially by marginalised [...]

By |2019-09-12T14:09:51+11:00September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Dying To Know Day – August 8

Dying To Know Day is designed to encourage communities to become more death literate. But what does being 'death literate' mean exactly? WHAT IS DEATH LITERACY? It’s the practical know-how needed to plan well for end of life. This includes knowledge, skills, and being able to take action. Getting involved in end of life care [...]

By |2019-08-05T13:29:59+11:00August 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments