The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting
The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting (the Guidelines) were developed as a companion document to the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care.
You can request free copies of many of the palliative care publications (by mail or fax).
The target audience for the Guidelines will be health professionals providing palliative care to older people in the community, including general practitioners, community nurses, care workers and organisations providing support for people being cared for at home.
Four documents have been developed as part of the Guidelines package, including:
- Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting Volume 2 - Processes Underpinning Best Practice Recommendations; (PDF 1629 KB) and Appendix D (PDF 1853 KB);
- A supporting booklet for care workers (PDF 196 KB);
- A supporting booklet for care workers (HTML); and
Html versions of the above documents are currently being prepared. If you are unable to download the PDF file please contact: palliative care
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