THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES PALLIATIVE CARE VERSION 4

  • Topics
  • Overview of palliative care
  • Advance care planning
  • Decision-making and ethical challenges in palliative care
  • Communicating with the patient
  • Providing palliative care in the community
  • Support for families and carers
  • Caring for dying patients: impact on healthcare providers
  • Loss, grief and bereavement
  • Principles of paediatric palliative care
  • Emergency care presentations
  • Principles of symptom management
  • Managing comorbidities and deprescribing
  • Palliative care for life-limiting illnesses other than cancer
  • Pain: assessment
  • Pain: management
  • Pain: opioid therapy in palliative care
  • Fatigue
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Psychological symptoms
  • Neurological and neuromuscular symptoms
  • Dematological symptoms
  • Genitourinary symptoms
  • Haematological problems
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Terminal care: care in the last days of life