End of life care in ED

Tomi Omoya, Registered Nurse, PhD Candidate, Casual Academic/Clinical Facilitator, College of Nursing and Health Science, Flinders University has written for the CareSearch blog: Palliative Perspectives. The Emergency Department (ED) is a place of variety. When you work in ED, you become a ‘jack of all trades’ because you see various patients with many different reasons [...]

By |2021-04-22T13:47:31+10:00April 22nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

New Guideline – End of Life Care and Decision-making

NSW Health has recently released an updated End of Life Care and Decision Making Guideline (GL2021_004). The Guideline is particularly relevant for situations where the patient may lose decision-making capacity before their wishes have been determined. It is intended to provide useful advice for NSW Health staff about a process for negotiating end of life [...]

By |2021-04-29T13:21:05+10:00April 20th, 2021|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+10:00October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PEPA – A palliative approach in aged care free training

Over the last few months, PEPA has been bringing its series of free workshops on the palliative approach in aged care to regional NSW. Their aim is to improve health care workers knowledge about caring for people at their end of life. Aged care is a particular industry that would benefit from health workers having [...]

By |2018-09-17T17:50:19+10:00September 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Nepean and Blue Mountains 29th Annual Supportive and Palliative Care Conference

The Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District has a fabulous line up of speakers for their annual conference. This year the theme is all about shaping supportive and palliative care and it is being held on Friday 1 June in Penrith. Included in the program will be Prof. Paul Glare from the Pain Management [...]

By |2018-04-19T14:09:04+10:00April 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Save the Date! Palliative Care Community Forum at Blacktown

Event postponed - Now planned for 17th October Western Sydney LHD are holding a Palliative Care Community Forum at the Blacktown Workers Club on the 23rd May 2018. This year's theme includes discussions around end of life planning and advance care plans. Speakers are being finalised so stay tuned for more details! What: Palliative Care [...]

By |2018-05-14T14:46:29+10:00April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stigma and silence, capacity and empowerment

It is 25 years since the closure of Gladesville Hospital, one of NSW’s notorious asylums and mental hospitals. In the forecourt off Victoria Road are the unmarked burials of more than 1,200 former inmates. Some 305 burials are without records. Opened in 1838, the high level of stigma about mental health and illness meant that [...]

By |2018-03-19T10:31:02+10:00March 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Decision Assist palliative care advisory service closing

Decision Assist have announced that the Decision Assist program and website will no longer be supported after 31 December 2017, when new programs funded under the Australian Government National Palliative Care Projects grants initiative come into effect. The Decision Assist program for palliative care and advance care planning support for aged care will be complete [...]

By |2017-12-08T15:21:12+10:00December 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Older Australians will benefit from new End of Life Directions project

Older Australians living in residential aged care will be the main beneficiaries from a new $15 million project, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC). The project aims to improve the care of older Australians through advance care planning and palliative care activities. The ELDAC project brings together Flinders University, the University of Technology Sydney [...]

By |2017-11-22T19:53:20+10:00November 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

$60 million in funding announced for end of life care projects

The federal government recently announced it will provide more than $60 million for projects that will improve quality and access to palliative care. $45.4 million will be distributed through the National Palliative Care Projects grants initiative for 12 projects that will help people on their final journey, and their families, with end of life care. [...]

By |2017-11-22T18:29:57+10:00October 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments
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