Aged care nurses are among those awarded scholarships to complete postgraduate palliative care programs under a new initiative that aims to improve end-of-life care across settings.
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Family carers of people living with dementia often aren’t made aware of palliative and end-of-life care services and supports. Megan Stoyles tells the story of one couple who has been affected.
The evidence supporting community-based palliative and end-of-life care is growing and health and aged care providers should work to support existing community networks, an international expert says.
European experience has confirmed that community-based palliative care reduces unnecessary and costly hospital treatment, an international palliative care specialist has told Australian aged care providers.
Journalist and author Dr Janene Carey has conducted in-depth interviews with families to discuss their experience of caring for a loved one at home.
Researchers have raised questions over the Federal Government’s adoption of end of life care pathways in residential aged care in the absence of robust evidence proving their benefits to dying patients.
The withdrawal of The Liverpool Care Pathway from the UK following a damning review linking its implementation to poor care outcomes has created an urgent need for rigorous research in Australia, researchers have argued.
Aged care managers’ views on end-of-life care sought; awards celebrate age-friendly design; ACSA signs agreement with UK group; provider marks construction milestones.
Peter Roberts, Australia’s first and only music thanatologist, speaks to AAA about the practice of playing the harp at the bedside of critically ill and dying patients.
The end-of-life wishes of people with dementia are not being met and this is partly due to a lack of knowledge among care professionals about a person’s right to refuse treatments, according to a report launched today.
Palliative Care Australia has urged the Australian Government to fund a comprehensive public awareness campaign on end-of-life care and advance care planning to help spark a national conversation.
Doctors groups have called for urgent investment in training and incentives to address significant concerns over the poor knowledge doctors have of advance care planning.