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General practitioners

General practitioners manage care of community-based palliative care patients. As a part of holistic care, GPs can promote effective symptom management by anticipatory prescribing for common end-of-life symptoms and by involving carers in symptom management, including preparing and giving subcutaneous medicines for breakthrough symptoms. The caring@home resources can support this model of care. 

 

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Page last updated 15 August 2019