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Christmas and end-of-life caring 13 December 2023

Christmas and end-of-life caring

Written by Dr, Kristina Thomas

For many, Christmas is a time for family gatherings and celebrations. It can be challenging for those who are caring for someone at the end of life or for those who are spending their first Christmas without a loved one. Dr Kristina Thomas, describes important things carers need to consider when caring for someone at the end of life and for those who are spending their first Christmas without a loved one.  

Talking with your GP 11 December 2023

Talking with your GP

Written by Mark Boughey, Palliative Care Consultant, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Your GP is a core part of the health team providing care. Associate professor Mark Boughey discusses important conversations about illness and dying that you will likely have with your GP while you're caring, including information and supports that are available on the CarerHelp website for Australia's diverse communities.

Navigating and connecting palliative care needs 23 November 2023

Navigating and connecting palliative care needs

Written by Prof. Jennifer Tieman

The new Palliative Care Connect service aims to increase access to palliative care services in the community, by giving patients and their families better information about available services, smoother transition between types of care, and better support into end-of-life care pathways. This new service is a wonderful companion to the CarerHelp website which already brings together a range of tools, videos, and information to support carers.

Insights of an Oncology Supportive Care Coordinator 14 September 2023

Insights of an Oncology Supportive Care Coordinator

An article written by Margaret McKenzie

The CarerHelp team recently met with Margaret McKenzie from the Cancer Council. In this blog, Marg shares her thoughts on the CarerHelp website and how she uses it to help her in her supportive care role.

CarerHelp: Refunded for a further 3 years to provide end of life and bereavement support to rural carers 4 August 2023

CarerHelp: Refunded for a further 3 years to provide end of life and bereavement support to rural carers

Written by Mark Boughey, Tina Thomas, Di Saward and Peter Hudson

The CarerHelp team look towards the next three years and aim to address the needs of rural carers, increase the focus on grief and bereavement, and provide more direct support to carers.

Sharing how CarerHelp was developed 1 August 2023

Sharing how CarerHelp was developed

Written by Prof. Jennifer Tieman

Sometimes, it can be difficult to know what goes into building a website, let alone one that deals with providing care and caring for someone in the last months and days of their life.

How Healthy End-of-Life Planning (HELP) App can help carers and health professionals 24 July 2023

How Healthy End-of-Life Planning (HELP) App can help carers and health professionals

Written by Dr. Andrea Grindrod

Dr. Andrea Grindrod, Director of La Trobe Universty's Public Health Palliative Care Unit, discusses how HELP App can help carers and helath professionals.

Beth Doggett, specialist cancer navigator at Rare Cancers Australia, talks about how she uses the CarerHelp website. 21 July 2023

Beth Doggett, specialist cancer navigator at Rare Cancers Australia, talks about how she uses the CarerHelp website.

Beth Doggett is a specialist cancer navigator with Rare Cancers Australia. In this blog she tells us how she uses the CarerHelp website with her patients and families. The CarerHelp team caught up with Beth at the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Congress and asked her about her role at Rare Cancers Australia.

Working with the Yarning Circle to achieve greater understanding and improved resources for First Nations people 16 March 2023

Working with the Yarning Circle to achieve greater understanding and improved resources for First Nations people

Written by Dr, Kristina Thomas

 Dr, Kristina Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Palliative Care, visited Yarning circle for better understanding and improved recourses for First Nations people. 

First Nations families and carers can help manage palliative care symptoms at home or on Country 23 February 2023

First Nations families and carers can help manage palliative care symptoms at home or on Country

Written by Prof. Liz Reymond MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACGP, FAChPM

 Dr, Prof. Liz Reymond, Director, caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families project. 

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