The Advance ProjectTM recognises that GPs and nurses working in general practice have the potential to have an important role in advance care planning and palliative care. The Advance ProjectTM has identified tools that can be used to initiate advance care planning discussions and screen for supportive care needs that can be used in the general practice setting. These resources are available in the Advance ProjectTM Resources page.
There are a range of other quality resources that can help GPs and nurses in general practice further their knowledge and skills in this area.
- Advance Care Planning Australia
This website provides information for health professionals and for consumers and has information on advance care planning legislation for each state or territory.
- Palliative Care Australia
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care. PCA has information for health professionals and consumers and a range of resources including a National Service Directory.
There are a variety of resources to support health professionals including a smartphone app for nurses, palliAGEDnurse.
CareSearch has a wide range of evidence-based palliative care resources and content. It includes a Nurses Section and a GP Section.
Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. It has information on General Practice Nursing and links to professional development activities.
The Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) provides free placements in palliative care services for practicing health professionals (2-5 days duration) including General Practice Nurses.
- CareSearch Education pages
The CareSearch Education pages will help all health professionals consider their palliative care educational needs and find learning options.
- The Palliative Care Bridge
The Palliative Care Bridge delivers innovative educational videos and resources on palliative care.
caring@home provides free resources for community service providers, health care professionals and carers to support carers to help manage breakthrough symptoms safely using subcutaneous medicines in home-based palliative patients.
Patient, Carer and Family Resources
CareSearch is a trustworthy source of online information written with you in mind. You can order factsheets and brochures from the website.
Palliative Care Australia has a range of brochures that you can print. Some are available in different languages.
Advance Care Planning Australia. This website has information about advance care planning and how to record your wishes.