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As the number of ageing Australians with progressive chronic conditions increases, aged care workers, general practitioners and nurses face complex clinical, legal and ethical challenges in the provision of safe, high quality, coordinated and timely palliative care to older Australians living in the community.

Decision Assist helps link those managing these challenges to a range of educational opportunities and resources, specifically tailored to their professional needs.


Related resources

  • Video

    Introduction to management of nausea and vomiting in palliative care

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    In this video, Lawrie Palmer (Palliative Medicine Specialist at Modbury Hospital, Medical Head of Unit for Northern Adelaide Palliative Service and Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Southern Adelaide) presents an introduction for GPs to the management of nausea and vomiting in patients in a palliative care environment.

  • Video

    Introduction to management of delirium in palliative care

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    This video, presented by Dr Will Cairns, provides information for GPs about management of delirium for patients in a palliative care setting.

  • Video

    Pain assessment, management and initiating opioids

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    Dr Greg Parker is the acting Director of the Metro South Palliative Care Service in Brisbane and is a member of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine Committee and The Royal Australasian College of Physicians. In this video, Greg provides information for GPs about management of pain at the end-of-life for palliative patients.

  • Video

    Introduction to management of dyspnoea in palliative care

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    In this video, David Currow (Professor of Palliative & Supportive Services, Flinders University in South Australia) provides an introduction for GPs to the management of dyspnoea for patients in a palliative care setting.

  • Website

    Clinical links

    CareSearch

    Combining the information contained in a range of core clinical documents into a single gateway on the palliAGED website - supporting fast and reliable access to evidence to inform your clinical practice.

  • Video

    Improving transition experience from palliative to end of life care

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    Julie Garrard has been a social worker and researcher in palliative care since 1999. Her research and recent clinical work aims to understand and improve the experience of patients and their families from a palliative care unit to a nursing home at the end of their life.

  • Website

    Culturally appropriate palliative care - kit

    National Palliative Care Program and Australian Government Department of Health

    Online resource kit providing strategies and training material to support staff in mainstream health services to provide culturally appropriate palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • Articles & Publications

    A palliative approach for aged care in the community setting

    Australian Government Department of Health

    Guidelines and information on advance care planning and directives, symptom assessment and management, psycho-social care and spiritual support.