Guideline overview

The Guideline identifies the clinical principles and key actions that will support good quality, evidence-informed practice and improvement in the provision of end of life and palliative care in NSW.

Clinical Principles for End of Life and Palliative Care Guideline

The Guideline is available from the NSW Health website.

Download the guideline PDF

Key actions

The key actions described in the Guideline have been identified as meaningful, measurable and achievable priority actions that can be implemented locally to drive statewide, coordinated efforts to address the priority areas of the Framework.

The Guideline aligns with the NSW Health End of Life and Palliative Care Framework 2019-2024.

Implementation

The End of Life and Palliative Care organisational models were developed in consultation with the End of Life and Palliative Care Clinical Principles Working Group members and the ACI Evidence team.

The models of care are based on an evidence review conducted in 2020. This resource has been developed to support best practice and improve the delivery of end of life and palliative care across NSW.

Organisational models (PDF, 145 KB) Evidence check (PDF, 513 KB)

The End of Life and Palliative Care Self-Assessment Tool reviews activity across the nine key actions identified in the guideline to identify areas where the service or entity is excelling in implementing the key actions and those areas where there are opportunities for improvement.

Self-Assessment Tool instructions (PDF, 271 KB) Self-Assessment Tool (PDF, 374 KB)