Category Archives: Allied Health

New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following a successful first round of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a second round of scholarships. The intent of these scholarships is to offer opportunities to health care staff of any discipline working within the EMR to increase their knowledge and skills in palliative … Read more

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Information for people with a learning difficulty

Marie Curie has launched a series of easy-read booklets to help people with a learning difficulty to discuss concerns about death and dying, and to better understand end of life care. Four booklets for people living with a life limiting illness and three booklets for those caring for people in … Read more

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Help to start a conversation on end-of-life care

Palliative Care Australia has released two new online resources to make it easier for people to record and share their care wishes and preferences at the end of life. The online Dying to Talk discussion starter and card game were officially launched in Canberra by the Federal Minister for Health … Read more

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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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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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