Assessment Tools for Palliative Care
The information in this report is intended to help health care decisionmakers patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services. This report is not intended to be a substitute for the application of clinical judgment. Anyone who makes decisions concerning the provision of clinical care should consider this report in the same way as any medical reference and in conjunction with all other pertinent information, i.e., in the context of available resources and circumstances presented by individual patients
Green Book or Good Practice guide
There are some key principles or 'Golden Rules' which underpin symptom management. These include: Assess and diagnose the cause of symptoms, before planning symptom management Treat potentially reversible causes, where appropriate Always consider non-drug approaches as they can be as important as the use of drugs Management plan is influenced by prognosis and patient choice and depends on the therapeutic goal
Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into primary health care: a WHO guide for planners, implementers and managers
This manual is part of a series of WHO publications on palliative care. Their objective is not to provide clinical guidelines, but rather practical guidance on integrating palliative care and symptom relief into health care systems. It is intended, to assist anyone involved with planning, implementing, managing or assuring the quality of PHC to integrate palliative care and symptom control. With this guide, WHO reiterates its commitment to answering the needs and expectations of all people, especially the most vulnerable.
Palliative Care and Symptom Management
This guide provides educa8onal informa8on. This informa8on is not medical advice. Health care providers should exercise their own independent clinical judgment. The handbook may cite the use of a product in a dosage, for an indica8on, or in a manner other than that recommended in the product labeling. Accordingly, the official prescribing informa8on should be consulted before any such product is used.
Palliative care Guidelines for Managing Common Symptoms
These hospital palliative care guidelines aim to give clear advice on the management of common symptoms for healthcare professionals caring for patients with palliative care needs in the generalist setting. Throughout the document, indication is given concerning when to refer for specialist palliative care advice. However specialist advice may be sought at any stage and local contact details are given at the front of the guidelines
Palliative care Guidelines For Managing Common Symptoms
These hospital palliative care guidelines aim to give clear advice on the management of common symptoms for healthcare professionals caring for patients with palliative care needs in the generalist setting.
Palliative Care Core Formulary
This formulary for pain and symptom management is intended as a brief and simple guide for prescribers in hospital, community and primary care. The contributors believe that the vast majority of symptoms can be effectively managed within the formulary and that its acceptance and use will enhance the quality and consistency of palliative care for patients.
Palliative care identification tools comparator
This tool has been designed to help health and social care professionals identify those who would benefit from a palliative approach to their care. Earlier identification has many advantages. It can allow people to make informed choices about what medical treatments and care they would like to receive, or not receive, and to prioritise things that are important to them when length of life may be short, or when the presence of irreversible illness has altered life for that person.
Palliative Care Symptom Control Guidelines
Adapted from: Greater Manchester Strategic Clinical Network Guidelines. Many drugs are used in palliative care outside their licensed indication, dose or route of administration at the prescriber's discretion. The inclusion of a drug, dose or treatment in these guidelines does not absolve the prescriber of their personal responsibility in providing treatment that they are confident with, can justify and that is tailored to the individual patient. For details of licensed indications see the current BNF
Palliative Care Symptom Guide
Principles of Opioid Therapy, Throughout Opioid Therapy: Monitor for the 4As, Commonly Available oral Opopid formulations, Opioid Analgesic Equivalencies