Palliative and Hospice Services
Workers in palliative and hospice care are special people. At Aged Care Resumes, we are ready and waiting to help you in your search for your next career role in palliative or hospice care, or to help you get started in your career in this rewarding field.
First, what are palliative and hospice care?
Palliative care is simply the medical care you receive to make you as comfortable as possible while your condition is being treated. So, you can receive palliative care at any stage of an illness or condition – although generally when we talk about palliative care it is in the context of serious and/or life-threatening illness. Palliative care teams generally work in hospitals.
Hospice care has the same objective as palliative care, namely relief of pain and symptoms, but it refers to care given in a hospice environment for which clients must meet eligibility requirements. And while the focus of hospice care is comfort care as with palliative care, it comes without curative intent, as treatments are no longer being pursued at this stage.
Hospice care can be delivered by medical teams, including allied health professionals in environments such as:
- home-like hospice residences
- nursing homes
- facilities for assisted living
- dedicated hospices.
Careers in palliative and hospice care
Nurses and a range of allied health professionals and allied health care support workers make their careers in caring for people, especially elderly and frail people, in palliative and hospice care.
At Aged Care Resumes, we understand employment in this niche of the aged care and healthcare sectors, and have the expertise and industry knowledge to ensure that your resume presents you in the most professional and polished way to compete for your next (or first) role in palliative or hospice care.
Our services encompass writing LinkedIn profiles and other employment documents such as resumes, cover letters and responses to selection criteria.
Contact us today for an in-depth consultation and four-stage pathway to the next step in your rewarding career in palliative and hospice care.