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Have your say with Carers NSW

Are you a carer? Every two years Carers NSW undertakes a survey to ask carers about their experiences and find out what supports they need. This year for the first time the survey is going national. The data gathered in this research will help to advocate for carers, influence policymakers, and plan for service delivery [...]

By |2020-06-24T12:14:46+10:00June 24th, 2020|Carer Hub, 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+10:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Clarity, honesty matter most in critical care talks with patients

High-stakes conversations with patients and families about critical issues call for doctors to consider how their words are interpreted, Stanford researchers and experts say. As a doctor in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Loren Sacks, MD, sometimes has to give parents awful news about their child’s health. It’s always heart-wrenching, [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:41:22+10:00December 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Voluntary assisted dying commences in Victoria today

Thank you to the End of Life Law in Australia Team, QUT, for collating these articles and documents outlining recent developments in VAD in Victoria. Voluntary assisted dying commences in Victoria Today new assisted dying laws commence in Victoria, the first time in over 20 years that assisted dying has been lawful in an Australian [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:24:26+10:00June 19th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What is the evidence that people living with frailty have needs for palliative care at the end of life?

People are now living longer than ever before, something we should celebrate. But it also means that more people are living with frailty as they grow older, and some are dying without ever receiving a diagnosis associated with terminal care. Frailty is often described as something that increases your vulnerability to health stressors. This means [...]

By |2019-04-17T16:49:29+10:00April 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Register now for Calvary Research Day 26th November

A Research Day is being held by the Calvary Palliative and End of Life Care Research Institute on the 26th of November at Calvary Kogarah. Click here for more information and to register. Professor Liz Lobb, Professor of Palliative Care at Calvary Health Care Kogarah and Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame in [...]

By |2018-11-15T16:51:35+10:00November 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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+10:00November 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Study participants wanted: Older prisoners, dementia, better care practices

Wed 27 June 3-5 pm via web-meeting. USyd researchers Fiona White & Sanetta du Toit are seeking the help of individuals who work with and have regular contact with older prisoners. "With this study we are specifically interested in the insights of outside agencies who deliver services to older prisoners." Project title: Dementia in prisons [...]

By |2018-06-15T15:10:57+10:00June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Dementia in prisons: studying better care practices in custody

Researchers in NSW are seeking help to identify how to better support older prisoners suffering dementia. The study will ask practitioners who work with or come into contact with older prisoners for their opinion on what pathways of care and staff provisions would best support older prisoners with dementia. Sanetta du Toit from the University [...]

By |2018-04-13T13:30:48+10:00April 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Time to mobilise your mental mojo? Apply now for an ACI Research Grant!

Proposals due 31st March 2018, applications close 6th April. The ACI Palliative Care Network Executive Committee are interested in research proposals relating to the online resource:  Palliative and End of Life Care - A Blueprint for Improvement. Click here to download the information and application form. The 2018 ACI Research Grants Scheme will be fully [...]

By |2018-03-09T14:11:20+10:00March 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments