Department of Health

Recommendations for clinical tools to assist with providing specialist palliative care

The needs of palliative care patients and their caregivers are typically complex, and a multidisciplinary approach is required. By using clinical tools that enhance assessment and guide care delivery across disciplines and settings, improved patient and carer outcomes will be achieved. There is a recognised need to monitor and provide consistent quality care in the palliative sector. Quality care for all can only be achieved with a systematic, coordinated approach encompassing a standardised level of care. This project recommends key clinical tools that may assist with the admission and coordination of care provision (in Victoria, Australia) for patients and family caregivers across specialist palliative care settings.


Policies and guidelines
Date published
06 Nov 2012
1 page
Department of Health & Human Services
Update frequency
Available format

Reviewed 07 November 2012

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