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These blogs are part of an ongoing series with Palliative Perspectives addressing palliative care and end-of-life care issues around ageing and aged care.

Palliation from the PBS Prescriber Bag

A blog post by Paul Tait, Pharmacist and PhD Candidate, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University

  • 22 June 2021
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Palliation from the PBS Prescriber Bag

Medicines play a central role in keeping people in the terminal phase at home. Pharmacist and PhD candidate Paul Tait discusses the PBS prescriber bag and how it could be used by prescribers who conduct home visits for people with palliative care needs.

A new quality of life instrument for aged care

A guest blog post by Dr Claire Hutchinson, Research Fellow, Health and Social Care Economics Group, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

  • 10 June 2021
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A new quality of life instrument for aged care

Quality of life is an important outcome in aged care where curative treatments may no longer be the main focus. Research Fellow Dr Claire Hutchinson discusses a three year research project which develops a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments.

Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

A guest blog post by Associate Professor Kate Laver, Occupational Therapist, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University

  • 1 June 2021
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Supporting independence and quality of life for people with dementia at the end of life

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia. Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor Kate Laver discusses how can we improve quality of life and maintain function in people in the advanced stages of dementia.

palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

  • 20 May 2021
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palliAGED Introductory modules for aged care nurses – a gateway to core business

Aged care training will need to include capacity for palliative care with its focus on quality of life and support for the person and their families. CareSearch Senior Research Fellow Dr Katrina Erny-Albrecht discusses how the new palliAGED modules for aged care nurses can help.

Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

A guest blog by Dr Priyanka Vandersman, Researcher, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD), Flinders University

  • 14 April 2021
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Meeting the grief, loss, and bereavement needs of family caregivers of people living and dying in residential aged care

In our sixth SA Palliative Care 2020 Grants Program blog, Dr Priyanka Vandersman from RePaDD at Flinders University shares how evidence, research, and inputs from family caregivers and aged care staff formed the foundation of a practical resource aimed at supporting bereavement, grief, and loss.

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