Palliative care is adapting to meet the needs of those with Covid-19 – and people dying of other causes.
Palliative Care Australia has formed the Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG) in partnership with palliative care related specialist groups.
These are the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA), Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (AChPM) of the Royal College of Physicians (RACP), End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC), Paediatric Palliative Care Australia and New Zealand (PAPCANZ), CareSearch and caring@home.
Banding together, this group will endeavour to maintain palliative care through the Covid-19 crisis.
“The CareSearch COVID-19 pages are now live as of today. There are pages for health professionals and those for consumers/carers – it will be kept current and materials are being developed as we speak,” says the South Western Sydney Local Health District Palliative care service.
There are links to the state pages across country, making it an initiative that can help nationally.