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Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities (Silver Book)

Multidisciplinary carepath for palliative care: end stage care

This tool is a multidisciplinary carepath for care of the patient who is dying and has at least two of the following five criteria:

  • is bedridden

  • is no longer able to take tablets

  • has decreasing/fluctuating levels of consciousness

  • is weak and drowsy for extended periods of time

  • is able to tolerate sips of fluid only.


Reprinted with permission. Mater Hospital. Authorised end stage care pathway used in the Mater Adult Hospital. Brisbane: Mater Hospital, 2005

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