COVID-19 Resource Exchange

Resources

These resources are designed for immediate use on specific issues relating to palliative care, end of life and care of the dying. They have been organised by topic and source location.

 

To be aware of the wishes and preferences of the individual

Australian Content

International Content

This collection includes articles for health professionals and outline several topics relating to practical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual articles focussing on specific aspects of care are listed under individual topics.

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This collection includes fact sheets for the general public, health professionals and industry that outline the funding measures available to help combat coronavirus (COVID-19).

Supporting family, friends, residents and staff with grief and loss.

Australian Content

  • Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) have developed several Information Sheets for the general public and clinicians examining Grief and Bereavement and COVID-19.
  • MyGrief app provides information, tools and resources to support bereaved people and provides practical strategies for families and friends on how best to support someone during their bereavement.

International Content

This collection includes blogs and newsletters for health professionals and outline several topics relating to practical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individual podcasts and blogs focussing on aspects of care are listed under individual topics.

Australian Content

International Content

Care in the person’s home is a reality for many. Resources listed here offer frameworks for care delivery in the home environment.

Australian Content

  • CarerHelp has resources for someone caring for a person with a life limiting illness in a COVID-19 environment.
  • Caring@home offer online resources to support people to be cared for and to die at home if that is their choice. Resources are applicable Australia-wide for community service providers, health professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines.
  • End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) Webinar: What Age Care Providers Need to Know About Older Australians and End of Life Care.
  • Guide for Home Care Providers COVID-19 is for aged care providers who offer home care services to older people living at home. It provides information and guidance on how to stay safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

International Content

General Practice is at the forefront of patient care in the primary care setting. There are changes in how decisions are made and how clinicians can interact with people they care for, despite COVID-19 status.

Australian Content

International Content

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving changes in the way Residential Aged Care Homes (RACH) can deliver care. Resources listed here offer frameworks for care delivery in the RACH environment.

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International Content

Enabling sensitive but clear communication.

International Content

Changes in resources will influence usual patterns of care and their associated ethical norms.

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International Content

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to approach funerals in different ways.

International Content

This series of documents provide a series of recommendations and suggestions to ensure continued high-quality clinical care in the setting of a pandemic.

Australian Content

International Content

Some medications listed in these guides are unavailable in Australia, see the palliAGEDgp smartphone App for Australian guidance regarding medicines and dosing into the terminal phase.

A network of processes and behaviours that determines the way that medicines are used by patients

Australian Content

Enabling every individual to achieve their own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and contribute to their community. Also, see Self-Care.

Australian Content

International Content

Integrated modelling can be useful in supporting decision makers in allocating resources.

Australian Content

  • The Australian Government’s Impact of COVID-19 (2.45MB pdf) outlines scenario modelling undertaken to inform how Australia is preparing our health system, including our intensive care units, for COVID-19.

Self-care is any activity that is deliberately performed in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

Australian Content

International Content

Useful hashtags to follow include:

  • #pallicovid
  • #palliatecoronavirus
  • #highriskcovid19

Australia is a diverse nation with different religious, spirituality, sexuality, culture, and socio-economic backgrounds and personal experiences.

Australian Content

International Content

Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than us. It is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.

International Content

Using telecommunication for the purpose of providing telemedicine, medical education, and health education over a distance.

Australian Content

International Content

A sample of documents which assist in organising patient related activities. Templates focussing on aspects of care (eg. telehealth) are listed under individual topics.

International Content

Workplace safety refers to the working environment and encompasses all factors that impact the safety, health, and well-being of employees.

Australian Content

International Content

Disclaimer

This information is presented for the purpose of making health information swiftly available to the Australian healthcare community. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and clinicians should use their own judgment when making use of the material available linked to from this site.

Getting more information

You can call the National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

There is also a phone number of each state or territory public health agency.

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Page updated  02 June 2020