A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.
An independent evaluation of a recent national advertising campaign led by Palliative Care Australia adds further weight to the need for greater investment in the palliative care workforce and services.
The Advance Project toolkit aims to boost the number of aged care residents with dementia benefitting from palliative care and end-of-life support, and has already been accessed by a huge range of care workers, allied health staff, nurses and GPs.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation says Nurse Practitioner Week (12-18 December) is an opportunity for us all to celebrate and appreciate the crucial role nurse practitioners play in delivering quality care and improving health outcomes across Australian communities.
Older Australians on home care packages living in regional and remote areas of NSW are having their quality of life improved through a successful trial of virtual technology to provide faster direct access to allied health professionals.
The power of quality palliative care is one of the key take outs of updated data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but these insights also point to the need for further investment.
Almost 50 aged care services across Australia have participated in the ELDAC Coffee Cart Competition, an initiative of the End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) project that invited the aged care sector to have a cuppa and start a conversation about death, dying and end of life care.
Professor Samar Aoun, researcher and advocate for end-of-life care, bereavement and grief support, has been announced as Western Australian of the Year, whilst Theresa Kwok, CEO of Chung Wah Community and Aged Care, has been announced as Senior Western Australian of the Year.
Registered nurses on duty 24/7 in residential aged care, Palliative Care Australia says, is a turning point in Australia’s reform agenda, but there is potentially a missed opportunity to deepen and extend the impact.