Symptom management

RESOURCES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Assessment and management of physical symptoms is a major focus of palliative care. CareSearch provides clinically relevant summaries of palliative care reviews for practitioners. Click here for the link.

Palliative medications are one component of a ‘whole-person’ approach to supporting people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.CareSearch provides information on the commonly used medications in palliative care. Click here for the link.

ACCESSING CORE MEDICINES IN THE NORTH WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Click on this link to access a list of core palliative care medicines. Also, here is the link to an interactive map to find pharmacies which have agreed to stock the core palliative care medicines.

CARE PLAN FOR THE DYING PERSON

Safer Care Victoria has developed a generic care plan for the dying person. Click here for the link.

ABBEY PAIN SCALE

This tool is designed to assist in the assessment of pain in residents who are unable to clearly articulate their need. For example, residents with dementia, cognition or communication issues. Click here for the tool.