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Medicines and Palliative Care Information Resources

There are several challenges that present in the people with palliative care needs.

The following resources may be useful in understanding and responding to these.

General palliative care resources:

  • CareSearch
    Provides access to evidence to inform best practice in palliative care across the life course. Includes evidence summaries on clinical topics, and information and resources for health professionals and the broader community.
  • ELDAC
    Provides information, guidance, and resources to health professionals and aged care workers to support palliative care and advance care planning to improve the care of older Australians.
  • palliAGED
    An online evidence-based guidance and knowledge resource about palliative care in aged care for use by health professionals and the aged care workforce. Replaces the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC) and the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (COMPAC).
  • Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines
    Reflect a consensus about good practice in the management of adults with life-limiting illness.
  • Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary
    Australian resource for healthcare professionals who care for adults requiring palliative care.
  • Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care (subscription required)
    Provides advice from expert clinicians on a range of practical palliative care issues, including symptom management, communication guidance and support for deprescribing.

General dosing guides:

  • Australian Medicines Handbook
    Evidence-based independent medicines reference in an Australian context.
  • MIMS Online has information on medications including guidance on those suitable for crushing where people have difficulty swallowing or have an enteral feeding tube in place (subscription required).
  • Scottish Palliative Care Guidelines
    Reflect a consensus about good practice in the management of adults with life-limiting illness.
  • Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary
    Australian resource for healthcare professionals who care for adults requiring palliative care.

Last days of life:

Medicine management Tools:

Guidance in palliative care:

Articles:

Education:

Videos:

These videos were produced for the palliAGED or Decision Assist projects.

Page created 17 March 2021