The 9th Australian Palliative Care Conference was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre on August 28-31 2007.
This page contains conference media releases, presentations and abstracts.
Michele Aubin, The role of family physicians in the follow up of patients with lung cancer: Do family physicians and specilalists agree?
Sharon Bowering, Adolescence - the underappreciated step in the lifespan
Frank Brennan, Stories from palliative care
Colleen Carter, Reviewing the partnership to improve service delivery
Kirrily Ellerton and Scott King, Levomepromazine vs Metoclopramide in the treatment of nausea in a palliative population. A double blind trial
Sara Fleming, The unpopular referral - effective partnerships in paediatric palliative care
Lucy Forrest, Singing, playing, composing and creating in palliative care: music therapy experiences across the lifespan
Julia Garrard, Collaboration in trust and care: a transition model from palliative care to residential aged care
Liz Strickland, A systems approach to providing palliative care in residential aged care - the respecting pateints' choices advanced care planning model
Judy Stone and Bronwen Heron, Fungating wounds: capturing the essence in photographic stories
Barbara Young and Chris Doyle, Cafes and caring conversation on death and loss in communities
Katherine Clark, David Currow, Meera Agar, Belinda Fazekas and Amy Abernethy, A pilot randomised cross-over double blinded controlled efficacy study of Octreotide versus hyoscine hydorbromide in controlling respirratory secretions at the end of life
Peter Allcroft, Karen Glaetzer and David Currow, Motor Neurone Disease, What markers can we rely on? The ALSFRSr and the AKPS
Jodie Bennett, Nutritional Assessment and QOL in Palliative Care Patients
Melanie Benson, Improving Cancer Pain Management, Lessons learnt from an implementation project
David Brumley, John Fisher, Jan Milliken, Listen Up! Hearing all the voices in caring for palliative patients in a regional/rural setting
Odette Spruyt, Michael Collins, Gayle Jones, Simon Wein, Maria Pisasale, Melanie Benson, Alex Clinch and Linda Sheahan, Monitoring patients pain to identify which patients require timely review after discharge
Shirely Connell, Patsy Yates, Linda Barrett, Understanding the optimal learning environment in palliative care
Donna Daniell, Janet Hardy, John Haberecht, Subcutaneous infusion devices,Influencing the future for palliative care
Carol Douglas and Susan Mlyne, Data collection - friend or foe? The RBWH journey of embaedding data collection into routine practice
Robin Fainsinger, International collaborations in palliative care research
Eric Fairbank, Living and dying in style
John Fisher, D. Brumley, Liz Sanders and Catherine Kemp, Influences on effectiveness of palliative care education for aged care staff
Ofra Fried, Sara Cox and Louise Dennis, Dying on country: remote palliative care in central Australi
Claudia Guigni, A comparative study looking at the effectiveness of two different teaching methods used to improve the integratin of the plliative care approachinto rural residential aged care facilities
Paul Glare, Prognosis in palliative care: a core clinical skill
Michelle Gold, Information needs of carers
Janet Hardy, C White, M Charles and K Gilshenan, A consecutive patient survey of the views of cancer patients and ther relatives/partners towards randomized contrlled trials in palliative care
Mary Heidenreich, Factors influencing the experiences of Asian women whilst caring for a relative with a terminal illness at home. Access barriers to community palliative care services.
Joan Chuing-Yin Hsu, How is palliative care delivered for older Chinese people in Australia?
Safeera Hussainy, Design and development of a flexible educational program in palliative cancer care for Australian community pharmacists
Gayle Jones, Improving palliative care services for adolescents and young adults with cancer
Jackie Kerney, Understanding service delivery models and the role of policy makers
Louise Peters, Margaret O'Connor and Susan Lee, End of life care for patients with cancer in private hospitals
Jill Loveland, Fatigue management in a community palliative care setting
Christine Macdonald, GPs and palliative care: state of the partnership
Linda Magann, Organisational challenges: evaluating clinician implementation on an end of life pathway
Susan Mannion, Promoting continuity of care across health care settings for advanced heart failure
Pamela Meredith, Does a purpose-designed workshop improve health care workers' confidence in managing spirituality in palliative care?
Geoff Mitchell, Keri Thomas, Samar Aoun, Chris Toye and Linda Kristjanson, GP care in aged care facilities
Rod MacLeod, Scott Murray, Amy Abernethy and Geoff Mitchell, Primary palliative care research: developing and sustaining a research agenda
Esther Mok, What are the death attitudes among Chinese in Hong Kong?
Scott Murray, Marilyn Kenall, Elizabeth Grant, Kirsty Boyd, Aziz Sheikh and Stephen Barclay, Patterns of social, psychological and spiritual decline towards the end of life in lung cancer and heart failure
Scott Murray and Alan Barnard, Palliative care research in resource-poor countries, challenges and opportunities
Lera O'Connor, Absolutely fabulous: do carer satisfaction surveys reveal all?
Margaret O'Connor, Quality care at the end of life for all - what lies ahead?
Jane Phillips, National rural palliative care program 2004-06
Jane Phillips, P Davidson, P Newton, M diGiacomo, L Forsyth, V Carroll and M Bennett, Partnering with a multi-purpose service: a novel approach to providing after-hours telephone support in regional Australia
Bruce Rumbold and Fran McInerney, A public health palliative approach
Dianne Embry and Sue Salau, Victorian palliative care volunteer standards and training resources
Christina Searle and Jeanine Blackford, Pressure care management in end of life care
Meg Storer, Hospital to community, the RECIPE model
Keri Thomas, Improving community palliative care in the UK using the Gold Standards Framework
Patsy Yates, S Aranda, A Clavarino, C Miaskowski, G Beadle, H Skerman, B Williams and S Stephens, Symptom clusters in advanced cancer
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