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COVID-19 Updates for health professionals

To ensure the palliative care sector is kept up-to-date with developments we recommend accessing reputable sources of information. We therefore refer you to the following websites.

Australian Department of Health COVID-19 vaccination

  • Shared decision making guide for people receiving palliative or end-of-life care

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

  • Coronavirus hotline
  • Announcements / Updates
  • Information and resources (including translated resources)

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce

  • Supporting Australia’s healthcare professionals with
    continually updated, evidence-based clinical guidelines

Palliative Care Australia

  • Australian COVID-19 Palliative Care Working Group (ACPCWG)
    – PCA Statement on COVID-19
    – Integrating palliative care into COVID-19 planning (MJA InsightPlus)
    – Palliative Care and COVID-19: Grief, Bereavement and Mental Health
    – ACPCWG weekly newsletter
  • Submissions and Reports
  • General Updates
    – Commonwealth Department of Health
    – World Health Organisation (WHO)
    – National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce
  • Health Professionals and Aged Care Workers
    – links to useful sources of information
    – clinical resources
    – online training
    – grief and bereavement
    – spiritual care
    – key articles and research

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

IAHPC has compiled a list of resources relevant to palliative care and COVID-19 published by academia, civil society organisations, member states and special agencies of the United Nations, with links to all of the websites and documents listed.

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