Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

    The End of Life Directions in Aged Care project has developed toolkits to guide end of life care according to the setting of care.
  • Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care (subscription required)
    An overview of palliative care
  • For GPs, CareSearch
    Resource that addresses the reality of palliative care for GPs
  • CareSearchgp App (free)
    Smartphone app for GPs to support care of palliative patients living at home or in residential care. It includes terminal prescribing advice.
  • palliMEDS
    The palliMEDS app familiarises primary care prescribers with eight palliative care medicines that have been endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) for management of terminal symptoms. The ANZSPM-endorsed medicines can be used to manage common emergent symptoms in home-based palliative care patients in the last few weeks of life, when people often have problems swallowing.
  • Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
    Primary Health Networks are supporting primary care to improve care delivery and care coordination in the community. There six agreed priorities for targeted work by PHNs and aged care is one of these. Contact your local PHN to find out what resources they have available for aged care and end-of-life care.

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 Page updated 12 March 2024