Palliative Care Guidelines and Standards
For many years palliative care service providers have been concerned about how to effectively, safely and legally administer medications for palliative care patients who wish to remain at home. These concerns are addressed in:
Guidelines for the handling of medication in community based palliative care services in Queensland (1.2MB pdf, March 2015).
The Guidelines were developed following collaboration between many palliative care professionals, represent consensus-based best practice in palliative care and have been endorsed by the Chief Health Officer, Queensland Health.
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- PCA Position Statement (Sep 2019) on Voluntary Assisted Dying and Palliative Care
- Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia: Guiding principles for those providing care to people with a life-limiting illness
- PCA statement: Sustainable access to opioids for use in palliative care
- National Palliative Care Strategy 2018 (Feb 2019)
- National Palliative Care Standards
- National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards Guide for Hospitals
- Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines
- Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities 2018 (Aust Pain Society)
- National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care