Category Archives: Allied Health
SPICT4ALL has been added to the palliAGED pages. Based on the original SPICT tool designed to help health professionals identify people who might benefit from palliative care and appropriate planning for future care, SPICT4ALL has been ‘de-medicalised’ for use by patients, family carers and staff working in health and care.
Professor Stephen Duckett argues that palliative care services are cost effective but that government funding arrangements do not reflect this, often encouraging hospital over home death, and inhibiting access. He includes a summary of his suggested potential new directions and approaches for palliative care. Access the full Palliative Matters article.
The Australian Government has commissioned a project exploring barriers to palliative care for nine population groups that are under-served or have complex needs. Staff and volunteers who work with these groups in any capacity are invited to share their views by completing this survey which closes on 24 June. Further … Read more
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the knowledge of women’s health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to providing a trusted world-class health service for women. Our aim is to inspire confidence to create a healthier future for all women. After … Read more
This recounts the story of eight-year-old Hannah who has spent a month in the ICU with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia. Her parents accepted that her prognosis was bleak and were very keen to take her home. As the medical transport commenced, the clinical team was concerned that Hannah may not … Read more
Palliative Medicine now has 26 podcasts available on its website. Each podcast is accompanied by an open access copy of the journal article to which the podcast relates.
Advance Life Care is an innovative online service where you can create your own Advance Care Plan quickly, easily and safely and ensure your wishes are respected in an emergency or if you can no longer voice your decisions. Absolutely free.
The Kew inpatient unit is called Caritas Christi Hospice and is located at 104 Studley Park Road in Kew. Patients may be transferred from inpatient units within St Vincent’s Hospital or other hospitals, or be admitted directly from home. Patients are admitted for varying reasons including symptom management, respite, restorative … Read more
Is death and dying changing in the 21st century? Is how we think about death changing? The Dying2Learn MOOC will challenge you to: • Think about the language we use when we talk about dying • Learn about how and what people die from now • Find out how art, … Read more
CareSearch updated the resources in the Information for Allied Health section and also produced two new My Learning modules (New to Palliative Care and Allied Health).