Palliative Care Resources

Dear Colleagues,

I have organised the available (good)  online palliative care resources in one page….. I’m hoping to update periodically…..

United Kingdom

The two good online Resources for Symptom management / Guidelines from the UK

1. Palliative Care Guidelines –NHS Scotland http://www.palliativecareguidelines.scot.nhs.uk/

2. Palliative Care Guidelines Plus                                                                               http://book.pallcare.info/index.php?tid=176

3. Palliativedrugs.com                                                                                     “Palliativedrugs.com” provides essential independent information for health professionals about drugs used in palliative and hospice care http://www.palliativedrugs.com/index.html 

Australia 

1. Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U)       http://www.pcc4u.org/

2. Palliative Care Australia                                                                 http://www.palliativecare.org.au/AboutPalliativeCare/Resources.aspx

3. Care Search – Palliative care knowledge network                     http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/

 

Opioids in Palliative Care: Safe and Effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults – – NICE Guidelines (May 2012)http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG140/chapter/introduction         

 

The Cochrane Library

Drug therapy for symptoms associated with anxiety in adult palliative care patients                                                                                                      http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004596.pub2/full           http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004596.pub2/pdf

Medically assisted nutrition for palliative care in adult patients http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006274.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006274.pub2/pdf

Medically assisted hydration for adult palliative care patients http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006273.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006273.pub2/pdf

Pharmacological treatments for fatigue associated with palliative care http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006788.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006788.pub2/pdf

Haloperidol for the treatment of nausea and vomiting in palliative care patients http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006271.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006271.pub2/pdf

Pharmacological interventions for pruritus in adult palliative care patients http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008320.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008320.pub2/pdf

Droperidol for treatment of nausea and vomiting in palliative care patients http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006938.pub2/full  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006938.pub2/pdf

Interventions for improving palliative care for older people living in nursing care homes http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007132.pub2/full                http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD007132.pub2/pdf

 


Bereavement Resources:                           

Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement                                                   http://www.grief.org.au/

National Association for Loss and Grief                                        http://www.nalag.org.au/

Few Good sites for Specific Diseases:

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and palliative care                                    http://www.mssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/Professionals/MS%20and%20Palliative%20Care%20-%20guide%20for%20professionals.pdf

Motor Neurone Disease                                                                                  http://mnd.asn.au/                                                                              http://www.mndcare.net.au/                                                                   http://www.mndscotland.org.uk/information/factsheets/                                            http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Motor-neurone-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Parkinson’s UK                                                                                       http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/content/palliative-care

Clinical aspects of palliative care in advanced Parkinson’s disease by Johan Lokk & Ahmad  Delbari                                                                         http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-684X-11-20.pdf

 

Few other Useful Online Resources:

End of Life Care Resources:

 

 

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