End of Life Medications
Assessment and management of symptoms is critical for dying residents. Information about medication is available on the CareSearch GP Hub - End of Life Symptoms webpage including:
1. An overview of key points guiding quality pharmacological management of end of life (terminal) symptoms.
2. Prescribing information for managing common end of life symptoms: Pain; anxiety and emotional distress; delirium that is causing distress; excessive secretions; nausea and vomiting; and shortness of breath.
The caring@home project has resources to support people to be cared for and to die at home, if that is their choice. This factsheet (pdf 209kb) provides information about caring@home and outlines the resources the project has available to support Home Care Package providers.