25 November 2009

New guide on palliative care

Demystifying the palliative care maze
Catholic Health Australia: 19 November 2009
Federal Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot today launched a practical new guide for medical and allied health professionals negotiating the often complex process of providing patients with holistic palliative care.Compiled with guidance from Catholic Health Australia’s (CHA) expert Palliative Care Special Interest Group, Provision of Palliative Care in Catholic Health and Aged Care Services is designed to help staff understand the palliative care experience from the patient’s point of view.“The book steps hospital and aged care staff through practical issues such as symptom management and taking an effective interdisciplinary approach, and addresses the less definable aspects of holistic palliative care including spiritual care and supporting the family,” CHA CEO Martin Laverty said at the Parliament House launch. … > full story

Catholic Health Australia's essential new guide to delivering palliative care, Provision of Palliative Care in Catholic Health and Aged Care Services - a guide for staff.

The book and brochures clearly explain the different aspects of palliative care and what patients, families and staff may expect to encounter as they move through the palliative care experience.

Brochures in Greek, Italian and Polish are available as free downloads on CHA's website, and the book can be purchased online or over the phone by credit card by contacting Deborah Reynolds on deborahr@cha.org.au or 02 62032777.

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