The Palliative Care Bridge Supporting living to the end
Tips for care workers – A personal story
A powerful presentation delivered by Maria Heaton, the mother of two children who both died whilst being looked after at home with the support of community care workers.
Dr Bridget Johnson
Managing nausea and vomiting
Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms in palliative care and have a significant impact on patients’ quality of life.
Respiratory symptoms in the palliative setting
This informative presentation gives an overview of respiratory symptoms in the palliative setting, focussing on the management of dyspnoea and respiratory secretions.
Delirium and Depression
This in depth presentation discusses delirium and depression – two critical conditions that impact upon brain function in advanced illness.
Management of the swollen limb
This thorough presentation discusses the pathophysiology and management of the swollen limb, including aspects of palliative care.
Nursing assessment for palliative care
A discussion about the key components in the ongoing process of nursing assessment.
Non-verbal pain assessment
Pain is a central concern for good palliative care. A discussion with Peter Cleasby of where to start in pain assessment and different strategies to use
Bowel care and intestinal obstruction in end of life care
The causes and management of constipation and bowel obstruction.
Dr Jan Maree Davis
Cachexia and anaemia: what action is needed?
A discussion of cachexia and anaemia, their symptom management and support for patients and their families.
Dr Melanie Lovell
How to assess, manage, and deal with the side effects of pain.
Exercise in palliative care
The benefits of exercise and precautions to consider for palliative patients.
Hypercalcaemia in malignant disease and palliative care emergencies
Diagnosis, treatment and considerations for management.
Karen Winchester, Roslyn Savage
A discussion of the impact of fatigue and management for everyday activities and quality of life.
Managing neuropathic pain in end of life care
An examination of neuropathic pain: the distinctive features, assessment techniques and treatment recommendations
Medications at the end of life
What medications may be needed in the last days of life, how these can be delivered and other supports available.
Ms Melissa Scattergood
Nutrition and palliative care
A conversation about the role of a dietitian, of nutrition and the aim of nutritional management in palliative care and in terminal care.
Dr Csilla Hasovits
Although palliative chemotherapy can prolong survival and ease symptoms in cancer patients, it is not without risk.
Dr Catherine Clark
This discussion covers the definition of radiation therapy, when to refer in palliative care and some of the side effects.
Dr Anthoulla Mohamudally
Palliative sedation – what does it really mean?
Refractory symptoms, and the controversy that can surround palliative sedation.
Dr Caitlin Sheehan
Respiratory symptoms and managing secretions in end of life care
Respiratory symptoms are common at the end of life regardless of underlying cause of illness.
Dr Frank Brennan
Symptom management in end stage kidney disease
Common symptoms and clinical guidelines for dialysis and non-dialysis management of end stage kidney disease.