Category Archives: Allied Health

Dying2Learn MOOC 2018

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

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Online learning module for allied health staff

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).

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Victoria’s end of life and palliative care framework communique no 4

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Palliative Care Conversations Journal Club (PCCJC)

This is a brand new initiative of the Eastern Metropolitan Region Palliative Care Consortium (EMRPCC). The PCCJC is aimed at providing information, mentoring and guidance to health professionals of any discipline who want to provide quality end of life and palliative care to clients/patients/residents in any setting (aged care, community, … Read more

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New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following two successful rounds of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a third 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 care … Read more

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New round of palliative care scholarships now open

Following two successful rounds of scholarships, the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) Palliative Care Consortium has released a third 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 care … 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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