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Palliative care resources to support all clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic

These great resources can be found on the Hospice NZ website. For those with access to Health Pathways, this guidance is also available in the ‘COVID19 Information’ section under PALLIATIVE CARE.

The current available resources are listed below. Given the rapidly changing situation these documents are being regularly reviewed and updated, the most up to date versions will be on the Hospice NZ website.

1. Phone consultations – COVID-19 resource – V1 23 March 2020

2. Communications tips for all stages – COVID-19 resources – V1 23 March 2020

3. Goals of Care COVID-19 resource – V1 23 March 2020

4. Giving serious news – COVID-19 resource – V1 23 March 2020

5. Sublingual medication administration – COVID-19 – V2-2 April 2020

Supporting documents to sublingual medications:


6. End of Life Nursing Considerations – COVID-19 patients – V1 – 27 March 2020

7. Palliative Care in a Pandemic – V1 – 27 March 2020

8. Symptom control for COVID-19 patients – V2-3 April 2020

9. Health professional home visiting flow chart guideline (following phone screen) V1 6 April 2020




Last updated : Wednesday, April 08, 2020

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