The Palliative Care Partnership Programme is for patients with a terminal illness, in the last year of life. The focus is ongoing management of the patient’s health and well-being and reducing the cost of care to the patient. The programme includes:
- An initial assessment by the specialist palliative care service.
- Development of a plan of care including goals setting. This is developed by a palliative care nurse and the patient. The plan of care and goals are agreed with the patient, their family/whanau and the patients general practice team.
- A programme of health reviews, consults and treatment by the General Practice Team.
In order to provide this service, the General Practice team members need to undertake additional palliative care training, which includes three, two-hour training sessions followed by one, one-hour update session annually.
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