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Multidisciplinary Assessment and Documentation in Community Palliative Care

Multidisciplinary Assessment and Documentation in Community Palliative Care

Croydon Community Health Centre implemented a new model of care, including scheduled multidisciplinary team meetings, revised documentation and communication processes, as well as training for emergency department and generalist nursing staff.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 28 November 2017|Last updated: 12 December 2017
Improving Patterns of Care for Oncology Inpatients

Improving Patterns of Care for Oncology Inpatients

This project conducted a review of the care delivered to patients admitted to the oncology and palliative care wards at Westmead Hospital. As a result, changes were implemented that aimed to improve the coordination of care, reduce length of stay and streamline the discharge process.
Westmead Hospital
Added: 15 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
Access, Choice and Equity in Community Palliative Care

Access, Choice and Equity in Community Palliative Care

This project developed a palliative care referral and triage process and education program in SLHD, with a focus on services delivered in the community.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 17 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

A booklet was developed, which sensitively captured end of life stories from six Aboriginal patients and carers from the Shoalhaven region. The stories shared information about palliative care services, planning for end of life and how talking with loved ones about their preferences helped with healing and decision-making.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 October 2016|Last updated: 24 October 2016
Plan Early: My Future Care

Plan Early: My Future Care

This project delivers advance care planning to patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, by implementing staff training, standardising work practices for Advance Care Plan documentation, engaging general practitioners and using an evidence-based tool that predicts the risk of death within 12 months.
Prince of Wales Hospital
Added: 16 August 2016|Last updated: 20 September 2016
The End of Life Project

The End of Life Project

This project implemented a new End of Life Care Plan at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, including end of life care guidelines, staff education and resources for families and carers.
Sydney Local Health District
Added: 29 April 2016|Last updated: 16 May 2016
Who’s My Voice?

Who’s My Voice?

This project worked in collaboration with residential aged care facilities (RACFs) to assess current practices and develop a robust, sustainable and transferable process to deliver Advanced Care Planning in RACFs.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
Added: 30 November 2015|Last updated: 3 December 2015
End of Life Care at Bowral Hospital

End of Life Care at Bowral Hospital

This program will provide better and more appropriate clinical care to the dying patient and their family, through improved education, End of Life Care policies, referral pathways, nursing resources and the use of volunteers as support for carers.
Bowral Hospital
Added: 8 April 2015|Last updated: 9 June 2015
NSW Ambulance  Authorised Palliative Care Plans

NSW Ambulance Authorised Palliative Care Plans

Authorised Palliative Care Plans were introduced across the state by NSW Ambulance to support paramedic decision making in meeting the needs of individual patients while respecting their palliative wishes. NSW Ambulance applies this protocol to palliative and end of life care, when an ambulance responds to a patient with an endorsed Authorised Palliative Care Plan in place.
NSW Ambulance
Added: 11 March 2015|Last updated: 30 March 2015
Community Nursing Palliative Care Procedure

Community Nursing Palliative Care Procedure

This procedure will provide a process from registration of a new client, assessment tools, monitoring tools and end of life pathway tool and bereavement follow up for the generalist community health nurses. It will provide Generalist Community Nurses and Palliative Care Nurses with a structured format and standardised processes and tools to use when assessing palliative care clients.
Tweed Byron Health Service Group
Added: 18 February 2015|Last updated: 10 March 2015
Paediatric Bereavement – The Experience of Families

Paediatric Bereavement – The Experience of Families

Videos and resources have been developed to support families who have experienced the death of a child. These resources also educates health professionals on the experience of grief and loss, improving the service provided to emotionally isolated families.
Sydney Children's Hospital Network
Added: 21 November 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
Palliative Care Nurse Link Program

Palliative Care Nurse Link Program

The Palliative Care Nurse Link Program is an ongoing program that was established in June 2013 in Western NSW Local Health District to enhance the care that is provided to palliative care patients in rural communities by non-specialist palliative care health providers.Participants in the program are non specialist palliative care nurses working in small rural communities in both inpatient and outpatient settings who have a keen an interest in palliative care....
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 17 November 2013|Last updated: 16 October 2014
Advanced Care Planning in the Ballina Renal Service

Advanced Care Planning in the Ballina Renal Service

The Ballina Haemodialysis Unit is a seven chair satellite facility providing 84 dialysis treatments weekly. The majority of 28 patients are aged 70 years or older with comorbidities including diabetes, cardiac, cardiovascular and haematological conditions. The aim of the project was to raise the awareness among our patients of Advance Care Directives (ACDs) and to reach a compliance of 80% by Christmas 2010. We have now achieved 84% compliance with the NSW Health ACD Policy. Implementation of the policy required...
Ballina District Hospital
Added: 28 August 2013|Last updated: 10 October 2014

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