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General practice encouraged to complete NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans by April
As the Easter public holidays approach (9-14 April 2020), early identification and completion of NSW Ambulance Authorised Care Plans is key to ensuring patients with a life-limiting illness receive the best possible care.
Authorised Care Plans enable paramedics to provide the care detailed in a patient’s plan.
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in accessing aged care
All Australians have the right to access health care that meets their cultural and linguistic needs, but for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, there are challenges in accessing culturally safe aged care. This is especially true for those living in remote and very remote areas.
Living and dying in comfort for diverse populations
No one should be excluded from receiving aged care and palliative care support, yet older people may face barriers in accessing services due to their culture, religion, finances, gender, sexuality and/or location.
Partners in Planning program
People tend to shy away from talking about death or end of life care. All too often these topics are neglected until, for thousands of Australians, it’s too late.
Palliative care resources providing more choice for terminally-ill patients to stay at home
One year on from the official launch of caring@home, health professionals and carers have reported how valuable the resources are in assisting home-based patients and their care team with end-of-life symptom control.
New Home Care toolkit to support people at end of life
Does your service have systems in place to meet the aged care standards relating to end of life care and advance care planning? Do you have quality improvement processes for end of life care?
The End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) website contains a Home Care toolkit developed by...
12 Clinical Tools Recommended by ELDAC
Clinical tools assist in reliable assessment and interpretation of clinical information and are important when providing care for older people at the end of life.
Supporting aged care workers with a Digital Dashboard
To further support aged care workers, End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is developing a palliative care Digital Dashboard that can be built into existing IT systems to inform clinical care and support continuous quality improvement.
Increasing awareness of advance care planning among CALD communities
The Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI), which specialises in supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities, has been funded by COORDINARE to increase community awareness of advance care planning for end of life care.
Medicines at End of Life project (MaEoL) in the Eurobodalla
Funding has been made available through COORDINARE to improve access to medicines for people receiving palliative care in the Eurobodalla region.
New End of Life Essentials modules for health professionals
End of Life Law for Clinicians is a free training program about the law at end of life, developed by the Australian Centre for Heath Law Research and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT, with funding from the Department of Health.
GP online modules and face-to-face workshops for palliative care
The Department of Health recently provided funding for PEPA (Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach) to work with PHNs to deliver a Palliative Approach Workshop for GPs.
Seven linkage strategies that can improve quality of care
A systematic literature review previously conducted at QUT revealed early evidence that seven linkage strategies have the potential to improve service and client outcomes in aged care.
Palliative and end of life funding announcement for South Eastern NSW
COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that additional Commonwealth funding will be provided for palliative and end of life care in South Eastern NSW.
Evidence-based support in palliative care
Do you provide care for older people who may be nearing end of life? The ELDAC Helpline has been established to quickly connect you with the latest resources.
Time to have the conversation: What matters most
COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN is encouraging everyone to get together with family and friends, celebrate your time together and talk about ‘What matters most’ during National Palliative Care Week.
Palliative care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: online resources
CareSearch has created online resources that will help build a path of cultural capability and understanding for supporting care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Looking to a sustainable future for palliative and end of life care
National Palliative Care Week took place on 21- 28 May 2017, with this year’s theme ‘you matter, your care matters”. Palliative care can make a difference.
Updates in Palliative Care for General Practice: New online modules
Palliative care in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions has undergone several recent changes, with new options available for GP advice, referrals, patient support and palliative treatment in the home.
Palliative Care project ‘Driven to change: Making medications work’
The LHD is now in a position to extend this project to the Shoalhaven region.