Symptom management

Assessment and management of physical symptoms is a major focus of palliative care. CareSearch provides clinical evidence for practitioners.

https://www.caresearch.com.au/tabid/6483/Default.aspx

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.

https://www.caresearch.com.au/tabid/6338/Default.aspx

The following resources are available under the Families and Patients section of Palliative Care Victoria website.

PHARMACY’S SUPPLYING CORE MEDICINES IN THE NORTH WESTERN METROPOLITAN REGION

Use this Pharmacies supplying core medicines 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.