Please join us and other palliative care clinicians from across Australia and New Zealand on Monday 23/03/2020 for a tweetchat on the COVID-19 / novel Coronavirus pandemic.
- Palliative care clinicians, researchers, managers, policymakers, patients and carers
- Interested / involved in helping our communities live, die and grieve well in the face of the life-threatening COVID-19 / novel Coronavirus pandemic
- Living or working in Australia and New Zealand
- Topic 1: Please share a story about your #COVID19 #Coronavirus experience so far – at work, at home and/or online
- Topic 2: Have you come across any useful #COVID19 #Coronavirus resources that others might find helpful?
- Topic 3: How can we look after ourselves and each other during the #COVID19 #Coronavirus pandemic?
We hope you can join us for a great discussion about this global public health challenge!
It’s hard to overstate the impact of the novel Coronavirus on health systems around the world. It’s particularly poignant for palliative care workers, so familiar with dying, to imagine the loss and grief. We try to image what it could be like for health care workers at the front line. Soon we will not have to imagine, as we will be at the front line.
This article, written in 2010 about influenza by Dr Downar and Dr Seccareccia, is prescient.
Twitter as always is an invaluable source of dialogue on this issue. Try out this thread from @AmitAryaMD – you don’t need to be able to use Twitter to read it.
How are your teams and health care service preparing for the pandemic in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere?
Health practitioners are invited to participate in research concerning the assisted dying legislation in Victoria, and how it will affect health practitioner well-being and norm development, particularly in the work context. This study is being conducted by researchers from Flinders University.
Interested health practitioners can find out more and participate in the research here.
The researchers would also like to request that if you think it is appropriate, you share this invitation with other health practitioners. Please also feel free to contact the research team directly with any comments or questions (via the link above).
This video, produced by Advance Care Planning Australia, encourages fit and healthy Australians to more seriously consider why advance care planning is important in their lives.
Australian couples were put to the test by asking them how well they know their loved one. While they were mostly able to correctly answer questions about preferred foods and holiday destinations, when it came to questions about end-of-life choices, things take an interesting turn…
Please watch the video and feel free to share it with your network #LoveIsNotEnough
National Advance Care Planning Week runs from 23 – 27 March 2020, and currently has 140 events scheduled, in locations across Australia. For more information, or to host an event, visit the ACP Week website