Childhood Bereavement: A case-based discussion

A case-based discussion and review of existing research evidence on the effectiveness and shortcomings of current bereavement services in the UK

Brunei Darussalam Journal of Health, 2015

https://www.academia.edu/27059979/Childhood_Bereavement_

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Day Hospice Model Taster Session at NW Tasmania – held on October 13th 2015

Community Palliative Care Space ” Care Beyond Cure ”

To the Community…, By the Community…, For the Community…

Taster Session held on 13-10-2015 from 10am to 3pm.

This ‘Day-Hospice model’ was well received by the local community & we got a good feedback from patients, carers & visitors. We are hoping to extend this model to all over NW Tasmania with the help of community organisations.

Thank you so much for all the volunteers- including:
TAHPC team / Palliative Care Team-NW Tasmania / Community Social Workers / Hospice @ Home / Hospice Volunteer Service – NW Tasmania / participants – patients and Carers

Beginning of a new era of ” Hospice Culture” in NW Tassie

Care Beyond Cure

 

Medical Communication

1. How To Be A Better Communicator?                                                                  

2. “Breaking Bad News” : –  The Research evidence behind the BBN  and    Secure platform to BBN:                      

3. Challenging Medical Communications: 

Performance Status or Functional Status in Palliative Care / Oncology

Performance Status (PS): Patients’ active treatment options depend on PS.

In Europe, we mainly use the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale by palliative / oncology professionals http://ecog.dfci.harvard.edu/general/perf_stat.html

In Australia, the Australia-modified Karnofsky Performance Status (AKPS) is used together with RUG-ADL to assess a patient’s functional status: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/documents/doc/uow127752.pdf

AKPS explanation: http://ahsri.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@chsd/@pcoc/documents/doc/uow129188.pdf