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Palliative and care at end of life resources

Key clinical and information resources

CareSearch: Palliative Care Knowledge Network—a suite of palliative care information and resources for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care

palliAGED—an online evidence-based guidance and knowledge resource for palliative care in aged care

palliAGED smartphone apps—provides nurses and GPs with free access to information to help them care for people approaching the end of their life.  An online-offline capacity means the apps can be used anywhere in Australia. As the app is web-based, it can be updated as new evidence and resources are released

GP Pain Help app—provides information to assist GPs manage cancer pain towards end of life. It includes:

  • an opioid converter
  • a treatment decision tree
  • content hub
  • frequently asked questions.  

Decision Assist—a national program providing education, resources and advisory services to support aged care staff and general practitioners in palliative care and advance care planning

The Groundswell Project—a not for profit organisation known for using innovative arts and health programs to create social and cultural change about death and dying

Find education resources related to care at the end of life and advance care planning.

Key guidelines and policy documents

Commonwealth Department of Health

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Palliative Care Australia

Meaningful Ageing Australia

Quality improvement resources

Peak bodies

Last updated: 10 October 2017