Symptom management

Medication prescribing guidance for professional staff who work within the Community Health Services.

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GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life
24th March 2015 | Source: GMC

GMC guidance on treatment and care towards the end of life linking to e-learning, video and flow charts

One chance to get it right
12th April 2015 | Source: Gov.uk

An alliance of 21 national organisations set up to improve care in the last few days and hours of life

Association for Palliative Medicine
24th April 2015

Some aspects of site are free; some incur a fee. Disseminates information via quarterly newsletter (free), website and email bulletins. Training materials available. Links with other specialities. Lobbies Government

BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use
29th January 2016

Palliative Oxygen Therapy is specifically discussed on pages 26 - 27 of the document. These are guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in adults and may not be appropriate in all circumstances. Published in Thorax June 2015. Recommended by our community respiratory team.

Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People
28th May 2015 | Source: NHS

New approach to caring for people in the last few days and hours of life that focuses on the needs and wishes of the dying person and those close to them, in the planning and delivery of care, in any setting

iPal App
24th April 2015

Palliative care information in an app for smart phones and tablets. Research based. Includes information on assessment, management, planning and communication, as well as a visual scale to aid assessment

Palliative Adult Network Guidelines (PANG)
13th October 2015

The site aims to offer up-to-date, evidence based information and guidance on professional aspects of palliative care. You are members of the East Midlands Cancer Network.

E-learning to support end of life care
24th April 2015 | Source: e-Learning for Healthcare

E-learning to support end of life care - e-ELCA

Rehabilitative Palliative Care
13th October 2015

This publication provides evidence of the benefits and effectiveness of rehabilitative palliative care, and includes guidance and tools to support its implementation.

Cancer Pain Management
24th April 2015 | Source: Cancer Pain

E-learning site for those dealing with cancer pain although the principles have a wider application

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