Health Professional Resources
Assessing the need for Palliative Care
- CARESEARCH – Identifying Palliative Care Needs
- CARESEARCH – Prognosticating
- Contact local service for advice
Advance care planning
- CARESEARCH – Advance Care Planning
- See also “Community Member Resources” on Advance Personal Planning
- CARESEARCH – Communication
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Symptom management in specific conditions
- Heart Failure
- Renal and Liver failure
- Some symptoms and their management
Planning for a home/community death
- Planning for a Home death – CARESEARCH checklist
The Dying Patient
- Recognising/diagnosing dying
- CARESEARCH – Prescribing for end of life symptoms
- Syringe drivers
Paediatric Palliative Care
Providing Palliative Care for Aboriginal patients
Healthinfonet: Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care
Equipment available to palliative care clients and families in Darwin
Territory Palliative Care have a small stock of equipment which is funded through the Top End Health Service.
The equipment is loaned out to the patient and family and then recovered after the patient no longer needs the equipment.
The equipment includes walkers, wheelchairs, cushions, shower commodes and chairs and hospital beds for a limited timeframe.
The equipment service is coordinated by the Occupational Therapist and CNM. The service enables clients to remain at home for as long as is possible and provides comfort and safety for the clients. The clients need to be registered with Territory Palliative Care in order to receive these services.
Alternative suppliers of equipment for hire in Darwin include: