Palliative Care resources
The following resources may be of help to you when faced with a difficult decision.
Advance Care Planning – a way of documenting your requirements regarding any future medical treatment. This process can be very helpful if your family or friends are needing to know your wishes to make these decisions if you are not able. www.advancecareplanning.org.au
Dementia and Palliative Care – Understanding that conversations taken in the early stages of dementia will help to ensure that care is centred around your loved ones wishes. www.start2talk.org.au
Pain Management and Palliative Care – Taking a palliative approach ensures that you are treated with respect and dignity at all stages, and this includes pain management. PCA document
What is Palliative Care? – Understanding what is involved in Palliative Care will help to guide your decisions about choosing who will provide the care required. Please go to www.healthdirect.gov.au/palliative-care for a guide to the process.
A local Palliative Care resource for people in the Northern Rivers and Tweed Valley exists at Pottsville Community Care