The GP Section reflects the reality of palliative care for GPs. As well as providing prescribing and symptom management advice, the GP Section specifically addresses challenging topics such as psychosocial complexity and refractory symptoms, as well as clinical decision-making for the deteriorating patient, emergencies, and planning for a home death.

Patient Assessment

Identifying and assessing palliative care needs 

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The Dying Patient

Assessing the dying patient and end of life symptoms

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Planning Care

Communication and planning to provide best possible care

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Identifying and treating symptoms of bereavement

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Common palliative care symptoms 

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Practice Management

Prescribing medication for palliative care patients

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Clinical Decisions

Decisions when delivering palliative care

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Professional Practice

Tools and resources to support GPs working in palliative care

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