New resources to support quality care at end of life

A series of new educational videos has been produced to improve health professionals’ specialist knowledge of community-based palliative care.

The Palliative Care Bridge educational website
The Palliative Care Bridge educational website

A series of new educational videos has been produced to improve health professionals’ specialist knowledge of community-based palliative care.

Palliative Care Bridge, an educational website, has released three new videos which focus on kindness in palliative care, the carer’s perspective and the patient’s perspective.

Developed by the HammondCare Consortium, made up of HammondCare, Sacred Heart Health and Calvary Health Care Sydney, the website provides evidence-based resources for health professionals supporting people at the end of life.

The new videos add to an already extensive library of video resources available on the website focusing on palliative care in the home.

In ‘kindness in palliative care’, Professor Rod McLeod, HamondCare’s lead academic in palliative care and Victoria Pieper, RN and education program coordinator for the palliative care home support program, provide an insight into how kindness and attention can make a difference in the quality of end-of-life care.

‘The carer’s perspective‘ – in this 15 minute video story, Anne Marks gives a heartfelt account of her experience of caring for her late husband and how the family came together during this time. She also provides some important recommendations from her perspective.

In ‘The patient perspective’, Peter van Wensveen shares his inspirational story.

Resources on the Palliative Care Bridge website are categorised into a wide range of topics including physical, psychological, spiritual and cultural, caring tips and patient and caregiver perspectives.

View the resources here.

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