Resources for Professionals

Algoma Palliative Care Map

End-of-life support for families & physicians

Support for you & your patient

Why?

When?

Linked resources, forms & tools for care providers

Improves quality of life

Reduces unnecessary hospital admissions

Can be given anywhere, by any care provider

Helps relieve all forms of suffering

Would you be surprised if your patient died in the next year?

...No?

Use Map

PPS 100%-70%

12-6 months

Diagnosis

Disease progression. 

Repeated hospital or ED visits/admissions

 

Issues or complications with polypharmacy

Primary care provider intuition or instinct

Actions

  • Explain expected course of             illness, discuss goals of care, healthcare consent & outcomes

  • Consider palliative referral, outreach & consult for symptom management 

ARCH Connect

Home & Community Care

Sharing Your Health Care Wishes

FAQ brochure

Speak Up Ontario

Video clip that shows methods & practices

PPS 60%-40%

6-3 months

Transition

Symptom burden increase.

 

Reduced independence & increased symptom burden due to life-limiting illness

 

General reduction in ambulation & intake

Actions

  • Discussion on location of             death & referral to hospice

  • Consider home care services             & the possibility of home visits

  • Symptom Relief Kit in the home

Refer to receive hospice services

A resource for caregivers and loved ones

Prescriptions at home

Video clip about choosing palliative care

PPS 30%-0%

3-0 months

End-of-life

Decline & final weeks.  

 

High probability of death within 90 days

 

Concern maybe expressed regarding ability to support patient at home with increased needs

Actions

  • Advocate for increased                 home supports & home visits

  • Explain caregiver burnout, as well as anticipatory grief & emotional care

  • Consider volunteer visiting program & third party organization support

  • Advocate for hospice admission

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Information for caregivers & loved ones

GOV

GOV

What to do following a death

A practical guide for family members & caregivers