Category Archives: Allied Health

Improving dementia care in nursing homes

A care intervention for nursing home residents with advanced dementia in North Carolina used a video decision aid, together with a structured discussion with the care provider. The intervention was effective in improving end-of-life communication for nursing home residents with advanced dementia and enhancing palliative care plans while reducing hospital … Read more

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Palliative care from diagnosis to death

In this podcast, the authors set out a rationale for early palliative care based on the three typical trajectories of functional decline towards the end of life (rapid, intermittent, and gradual) and suggest how it can be incorporated into disease specific care. Palliative care from diagnosis to death. Podcast (14:52mins) … Read more

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Palliative Care Education Scholarships

We know that many people require a palliative approach to their care and may not necessarily need to be referred to a specialist palliative care service. This scholarship aims to encourage health workers working outside the speciality of palliative care to increase their knowledge and skills to take back to … Read more

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Allied Health update -March 2017

In this edition led by Angela Daly, social worker from Queensland, you will find out about: •Profile: Lindsay Bancroft a Social Worker from Metro South Palliative Care in Queensland who describes his path from the Army to palliative care social work and the rewards of his position (328kb pdf). •Case … Read more

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Culturally sensitive palliative care

The Families & Patients section of the Palliative Care Victoria website has downloadable bilingual brochures about palliative care in 17 community languages, each with an audio file. We encourage you to add this link to your website: http://www.pallcarevic.asn.au/families-patients/community-languages Working beyond CALD communities Culturally sensitive palliative care extends beyond just CALD … Read more

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PEPA Supervised Clinical Attachments

If you care for people with a life-limiting illness, consider taking part in a supervised clinical attachment. Placements are available to general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal health workers and allied health professionals. PEPA is free and employers of self-employed participants can apply for compensation towards costs associated with back-fill. For further … Read more

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DECISION ASSIST WEBINARS

Aged Care Webinars Decision Assist presents a series of webinars to guide you through the fundamentals of advance care planning. Topics include communication, diversity, grief and loss, recognising when a person’s condition is changing, and how to assist people with planning for their current and future care. Registrations to view … Read more

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A new $5 million fund for community palliative care agencies to provide at home palliative care

The Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, yesterday announced details of funding grants up to $50,000 for community palliative care services. Applications close 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017. will support more Victorians with a terminal illness to be cared for, and die, in their place of choice. The new fund … Read more

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EOL Essentials Project

All six modules are now available! Tips on managing conflict: Start with a non-judgemental mind set Reframe emotional issues Learn more on effective teamwork with us. In Module 5 you can learn more about the importance of teamwork. Effective teamwork encompasses leadership, clear goals, clear roles, trust, respect and a … Read more

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Call for Expressions of Interest to join the Palliative Care Research Network (PCRN) Research Advisory Group in 2017

The PCRN vision is to foster a productive, collaborative and sustainable program of research aimed at enhancing the quality of palliative care. Our strategic objectives include: fostering capacity building via mentorship, providing development opportunities to early career researchers and creating local, national and international linkages and collaboration. The PCRN is … Read more

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