The primary goal of palliative care is to optimise the person’s quality of life. General practitioners and health professionals play an important role in the delivery of palliative care. To support general practitioners and health professionals we provide relevant information and resources to improve the coordination of palliative and end of life care services across the Gold Coast region, as well as opportunities for health professionals to access further training.
Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) recommends the use of HealthPathways for clinical information when assessing and managing a patient requiring palliative care.
HealthPathways contains the most up to date information on support for patients with a life limiting condition requiring palliative care. The local Gold Coast Palliative Care HealthPathway is available for clinicians to provide clinical guidance on the assessment, triage and management of patients needing palliative care.
Don’t have a login for HealthPathways? Register here.
Paediatric Palliative Care is a concept of care providing coordinated multidisciplinary care to children with a progressive life limiting condition and their families. More information here or call Gold Coast Health 1300 744 284
End of Life Care – Journey to Dreaming resources
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales has created two resources a Journey to Dreaming Toolkit and a Journey to Dreaming Diary to assist in delivering culturally appropriate end-of-life care.
Palliative care for First Nations people
HealthinfoNet has great information on culturally appropriate end-of-life-care, grief and planning.
Palliative care at home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families
palliAGED is the palliative care evidence and practice information resource for the Australian aged sector. Providing support for health and care practitioners as well as resource developers, the website also provides trustworthy information for older Australians, their families, and friends. To view the education and training available, visit the palliAGED website here.