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Health professional education

Most Australians wish to be cared for, and to die at home, if possible, but few achieve this. One of the most frequent reasons that community-based palliative patients are transferred to inpatient units is because their symptoms cannot be adequately controlled at home.

The caring@home resources support community services  and health professionals to improve symptom control by integrating carers into the multidisciplinary team and supporting them to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines for home-based patients.

 

  • "It makes you feel that you are part of it, that you are helping. It's part of the business. At least you are contributing, you are not sitting there as an onlooker. You are in the picture."

    A carer’s story.

Page last updated 7 November 2019