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Palliative Care Guidelines and Standards

Medication Guidelines

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.

For further information:  E bspcc@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 2 March 2020