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
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.
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.
This collection includes blogs and newsletters for health professionals and outlines 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.
Care in the person’s home is a reality for many. Resources listed here offer frameworks for care delivery in the home environment.
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.
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.
Enabling sensitive but clear communication.
Changes in resources will influence usual patterns of care and their associated ethical norms.
A rapid review outlining the available evidence on a discrete topic or question relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Evidence includes grey and peer review literature.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to approach funerals in different ways.
This series of documents provide a series of recommendations and suggestions to ensure continued high-quality clinical care in the setting of a pandemic.
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
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.
Integrated modelling can be useful in supporting decision makers in allocating resources.
Self-care is any activity that is deliberately performed in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Useful hashtags to follow include:
Australia is a diverse nation with different religious, spirituality, sexuality, culture, and socio-economic backgrounds and personal experiences.
Spirituality is a sense of connection to something bigger than us. It is a universal human experience—something that touches us all.
Using telecommunication for the purpose of providing telemedicine, medical education, and health education over a distance.
A sample of documents which assist in organising patient related activities. Templates focussing on aspects of care (eg. telehealth) are listed under individual topics.
Workplace safety refers to the working environment and encompasses all factors that impact the safety, health, and well-being of employees.
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.
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.
Last updated 19 August 2021