Introduction by Croakey: Experts in palliative care took with gusto to Croakey’s rotational account @WePublicHealth last week during the 2021 Oceaniac Palliative Care Conference, live tweeting multiple sessions and adding insights from their expertise and lived experience.
As well as Palliative Care Australia, they included:
- Rachel Coghlan, a palliative care physiotherapist, PhD candidate at the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, and a member of the Australian Palliative Care COVID-19 Working Group
- Simon Waring, who experience of palliative care extends to both adult and paediatric oncology, as a full-time carer to his son Marmaduke and his wife Millsom
- Associate Professor Leeroy William, President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine.
Below is just a selection of their tweets through #21OPCC, including William’s Twitter conversations with keynote speaker Dr Hsien Seow, on the Waiting Room Revolution, plus bonus links to Twitter threads and further reading, plus more tweets from delegates at the end…
Day 1: Palliative Care Australia
CareService blog series:
- Virtual 21OPCC conference set to reach hundreds of professionals in the Oceanic region: Palliative Care Australia
- Investment in palliative care research critical: Professor Meera Agar
- Funeral experiences during COVID: Deb Rawlings, Senior Lecturer, Palliative Care, Flinders University and Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis, Lecturer – Positive Psychology, CQUniversity
- Project Hamrahi – the value and lessons of mentoring programs: Associate Professor Odette Spruijt, Australasian Palliative Link International
- Death literacy for over 55s: Dr Kerrie Noonan, Director and Clinical Psychologist, Death Literacy Institute
- PaCE – the Palliative Care Education Directory App: Kylie Ash, National Project Manager PCC4U and Sharon Wetzig, Learning and Development Coordinator, Palliative Care Education and Training Collaborative
- Training can help health professionals understand the role spirituality plays in health care: Associate Professor Megan Best, Research Associate, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia
- Palliative Care Needs Rounds: influencing policy, funding and practice: Juliane Samara, Nurse Practitioner, Calvary ACT Specialist Palliative Aged Care
- Heart failure patients’ use of hospital services in the last year of life – timely palliative care is needed: Dr Gursharan Singh, Research Fellow, Centre for Healthcare Transformation & Cancer and Palliative Care Outcomes Centre, School of Nursing, QUT
Day 2: Rachel Coghlan
Palliative care, COVID-19 and humanitarian action: it’s time to talk: Humanitarian Law and Policy, Rachel Coghlan
Broaden the narrative this World Humanitarian Day: honour those who comfort the dying: The Lancet, Rachel Coghlan
Twitter thread: Plenary address by UK political health economist Associate Professor Robert Yates or read as PDF here
Day 3: Simon Waring
Creating a cocoon: plans underway for Australia’s first paediatric palliative care plan, at Croakey by Linda Doherty, includes interview by Cate Carrigan with Simon Waring.
Day 4: Dr Leeroy William (including with keynote speaker Dr Hsien Seow)
The Waiting Room Revolution podcast with Dr Hsien Seow and Dr Samantha Winemaker.