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 choose to be cared for, and to die at home if possible. These concerns are addressed in this document (497KB pdf):

caring@home/Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative (2020) Guidelines for the handling of palliative care medicines in community services (Version2)

The Guidelines were developed as part of the caring@home project (led by Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative and funded by the Australian Government) and are endorsed by Palliative Care Australia. They represent a consensus-based approach to the handling of palliative care medicines by community services and consider jurisdictional legislative requirements, policies and guidelines across all Australian states and territories.

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Last updated: 27 September 2021