The palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets for careworkers and nurses have been developed to support those providing palliative care to older people. The aim is to provide a gateway to training and understanding in palliative care by introducing core concepts including approaches to person-centred and symptom and care issues.
Covering a range of care issues, the Tip Sheets for careworkers are suitable for independent and in-house team training of careworkers. The palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets for nurses cover the same care issues at a level suitable for nurses newly engaged with providing palliative care to older people, or as support for training sessions with careworkers. The second edition was released in September 2019.
For health and care professionals with more experience we recommend visiting the palliAGED Improving Practice pages and related Evidence Centre for more information and guidance.
The Information in the Practice Tip Sheets is of a general nature, and health and care professionals should use their best clinical judgement in the way in which it is used. Individuals should seek professional medical care and advice as required. Read the Clinical Disclaimer
The Tip Sheets for nurses also list tools that may be useful. This is not a recommendation or endorsement but serves to highlight the availability of tools that might be considered when providing care. The online versions of palliAGED Practice Tip Sheets are regularly updated to reflect new evidence and we recommend that you regularly check for updates to the information.