/Tag: 2018

Mobilise your big idea: 2018 ACI Research Grants Scheme now open!

Closing COB 23 November 2018 The ACI have research funds up for grabs. Eight small grants will be awarded to successful applicants for projects of a maximum two year period.  Total amount of funding for each project is a maximum of $30,000. Translating research into practice and policy is a high priority for the ACI. [...]

By |2018-11-02T08:21:12+11:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Conference dinner beckons: Will you be orange or purple?

The Biennial Palliative Care NSW Conference 8-10 November 2018 Coming to the conference dinner? This year it's a cocktails and tapas themed event. Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the balcony or catch up with friends at the bar. Think scattered tables and views from the balcony. Wander around the Pavilion and enjoy panoramic [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:58:17+11:00October 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Building capacity in RACF staff key to more confident end of life care in Northern Sydney

When Sydney North Primary Health Network (PHN) looked at supportive and palliative care gaps in end of life care one of the areas that they identified for more support and development was the delivery of end of life care in residential aged care settings. As Care Coordination Commissioning Manager with Sydney North PHN, Debra Clark [...]

By |2018-10-29T11:05:56+11:00October 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Needs Round model triggers better palliative & residential aged care in Kogarah

Nurse Practitioners Josh Cohen and Carmen Sanchez offer support to residential aged care facilities, collectively representing some 4,000 aged care beds in their area. Based at Calvary Kogarah in South Eastern Sydney LHD, Josh explained that at commencement in 2017 the service inherited an under-resourced but much demanded liaison role into residential aged care. “Prior [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:49:28+11:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Masterclass helps IMPACCT palliative care capacity in Southern NSW

During the week the IMPACCT (Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation) program delivered another Masterclass in Palliative Care, this time in Queanbeyan (Southern NSW Local Health District). The Masterclasses are designed to build palliative care workforce capacity in regional areas. Local CNC Jacky Clancy said that SNSWLHD provided 30 places [...]

By |2018-10-25T18:54:41+11:00October 25th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Report released: Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia

In a media release today the Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee announced the publication of it's Report on the Inquiry into the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia. The inquiry examined the delivery and regulation of the current aged care system and the prevalence of mistreatment. In the media release [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:40:28+11:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Hub to offer short-term palliative care respite in Canberra: Palliative Care ACT

From the original story Plans for palliative care respite centre as hospitalisations rise by Katie Burgess in the Canberra Times 18 October 2018. Our colleagues at Palliative Care ACT have revealed plans to build a short-stay respite centre for palliative patients and their carers in Canberra. Palliative Care ACT president Louise Mayo said that their [...]

By |2018-10-19T12:48:42+11:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Professor Bridge explores spirituality as a dimension of palliative care

Emeritus Professor Doug Bridge describes himself as one of the ‘old pioneers’ of palliative care in Western Australia, having started the palliative care service at Fremantle Hospital in 1983 and a whirlwind ‘3 week palliative care apprenticeship’ with palliative care physician Derek Doyle in Scotland in 1986. He was the Head of the Palliative Care [...]

By |2018-10-19T12:55:01+11:00October 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A workshop On Death and Dying on 17th November, Sydney

On Saturday the 17th November a workshop On Death and Dying will be held in Sydney to explore, amongst other things, communication at end of life, how emotions, attitudes, beliefs and past experiences can result in us trying too hard to say or do ‘the right thing’, and ways in which we can be more [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:46:30+11:00October 12th, 2018|News|1 Comment

Pressing need: Raising awareness on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018

13th October 2018 Welcome to World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018! World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Promoted by the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance the day aims to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care [...]

By |2018-10-12T11:12:13+11:00October 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments