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Palliative care spotlight - introducing Senior Aboriginal Health Worker Lara Acevedo
Hello (Yiradhu marang) my name is Lara Acevedo I have recently commenced in the role of Senior Aboriginal Health Worker with the Palliative Care service in the Shoalhaven. I am a proud Wiradjuri woman with bloodlines on my mother’s side, whose country is Mudgee.
Introducing the Capacity Help end of life care program
Capacity Help: Translating Public Health Palliative Care Concepts into Practice is a new project being funded by COORDINARE to demystify death, bereavement, and grief across the Southern Eastern NSW region and build community understanding about end of life.
Funding to support palliative and end of life care
COORDINARE has recently announced funding to support two initiatives for palliative and end of life care.
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.
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.