News tagged with Palliative Care

Caring for older people at the end of life: support for health professionals and aged care staff

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) is funded by the Australian Government to support health professionals and aged care staff to provide end of life care to senior Australians in residential aged care and the community.

In her blog, Dr Jennifer Tieman adds her perspective as the Director and Chief Investigator of the CareSearch project, to the need for Australia to be ready to care for older people as they come to the end … Read the rest

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State Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying

Submissions open for the inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying. The committee is considering how aged care, end-of-life and palliative care are delivered for Queenslanders. The committee is also considering, and seeking views on, whether voluntary assisted dying should be allowed in Queensland.

The committee has published an issues paper for the Inquiry that contains a number of questions for consideration.

The closing date for submissions is 15 April 2019 and the committee must … Read the rest

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Supporting Queenslanders in living and dying well

COTA Queensland continues to work closely with Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) to better understand the needs of Queenslanders as they age.

The aim of the collaboration is to utilise the strengths, knowledge and experience of each organisation to promote supports available to Queenslanders to live and to die well.  The number of people aged over 65 in Queensland will increase significantly over the next 20 years and many people experience barriers accessing the appropriate support services when they need them.… Read the rest

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Good Life, Good Death ExpoJune 29 -

 

What is a ‘good death’? This is a situation in which someone is cared for at the end of their life in the way that they choose, rather than finding themselves in a situation where they feel isolated or fearful.

The aim of the Expo is to start conversations around loss, ageing, disability, dying and grief in an open, honest and friendly environment, to help people understand that end of life shouldn’t be a taboo subject!

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National Palliative Care Standards 5th Edition

The National Palliative Care Standards (Edition 5) have been updated following consultation with the palliative care community and other stakeholders.

The National Palliative Care Standards (the Standards) clearly articulate and promote a vision for compassionate and appropriate specialist palliative care. The Standards recognise the importance of care that is person-centred and age-appropriate; and which pays particular attention to the needs of people who may be especially vulnerable or at risk.

There is increasing recognition that caring for people who are … Read the rest

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