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The Advance Project is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, specifically designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to work with general practitioners to initiate advance care planning and palliative care in everyday general practice.
Facilitates professional development and support for its members, promotes the practice of Palliative Medicine and advocates for those who work in the field of palliative medicine.
The Centre for Palliative Care (CPC) has been funded by the Australian Government Department of Health as part of the Public Health and Chronic Disease program, to develop a carer toolkit. The purpose of the Helping family carers to support a relative of friend with advanced disease: The Australian carer toolkit for advanced disease (the toolkit) project is to help Australian family carers to support a person with advanced disease by providing free access to high quality information via a national ehealth toolkit.
The ELDAC project aims to improve the care of older Australians. Health professionals and aged care workers can access information, guidance, and resources to support palliative care and advance care planning for older people and their families via this website.
Death and dying will affect all of us. CareSearch provides trustworthy information about palliative care for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care. Just as trustworthy information can help patients and families understand what is happening and make decisions, research evidence helps clinicians provide the best possible care.

This app helps nurses working in residential aged care, community care and general practice to care for older people with palliative care needs. The app highlights a care framework built around three care processes – advance care planning, palliative care cases conferences and a care plan for the dying person. Nurses can navigate quickly to the three care processes. More specific information relevant to their practice setting can also be found.

palliAGEDnurse is available for free download from iTunes and PlayTM online app stores.

Is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, our Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, we aim to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care. We believe quality palliative care occurs when strong networks exist between specialist palliative care providers, primary generalist, primary specialist and support care providers and the community.
Is an educational resource designed to support health care workers to apply the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community to clinical practice. It includes the knowledge, skills and values that are required to communicate and contribute to the care of clients in the community who have a life limiting illness and/or who are approaching the final stages of the normal ageing process. 
Is a national program established to provide health care workers with an opportunity to develop skills in the palliative approach by attending 2-4 day placements with specialist palliative care services and standardised and tailored workshops. 

 

 

 

Page last updated 10 July 2018