As we navigate our way through the changing health care environment, we’ve developed a range of resources to support any health care professional during this time. We’ve drawn on the collective knowledge and experience of the palliative care sector to provide practical and clinically reviewed resources.
Our primary source of information that is being updated on a regular basis is New Zealand Ministry of Health.
NZ based sites that have a wide variety and focus of information:
- The New Zealand Government has established a website to Unite Against COVID-19
- Health Quality and Safety Commission have provided some resources around COVID-19 – visit the Talking COVID site
- Te Ara Whakapiri – Principles and Guidance for Last Days of Life – please click here
- Telehealth has a range of specific resources for COVID-19 consultations – please click here
- Pharmac has a range of information around accessing medications during this time.
New Zealand specific resources:
International websites and resources:
- Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
- Palliative Care Australia
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM)
- Advice for health professionals
- Resources to develop compassionate communities
- Information for health professionals working in or with cancer services.
- NICE (National Institue of Health Care Excellence UK) have released some guidance on critical care including an algorithm on pre- critical care decision-making NICE.org.uk
- Hospice UK – Coronavirus guidance
- EAPC (European Association of Palliative Care)
- Helix centre (UK) – End of Life Care toolkits for Carers at Home.
- Palliative Care Formulary – expert drug information for health professionals when caring for adult patients facing progressive life-limiting diseases
Research/published articles of relevance:
- Research articles – The Lancet
- Research article – University of Glasgow
- Article – Managing Mental Health Challenges for Healthworkers during a Pandemic – BMJ
- Article – What should Palliative Care’s response to COVID-19 be? – Journal of Pain and Symptom Management