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Disability Sector Support

The Victorian Disability Residential Services palliative care guide 2010  describes the important role of palliative care in the provision of end- of- life care for residents. Central is the concept of ‘living’ with a life threatening condition and planning ahead.

The Palliative Support Nurse from Eastern Palliative Care is working with DHHS and other sector services to increase knowledge and share a range of information & resources. A report on Streamlining palliative approach within DAS Report 1 (final A) outlines the work undertaken up to April 2014.

Useful information:

Please also visit our Resource page– the information is aged care related but parts are applicable to the disability sector. Don’t hesitate to seek clarification where required.

Centre for Developmental Disability Health  (CDDH) is an academic unit that aims to improve health outcomes for people with developmental disabilities. The CDDH also short on line learning training specifically on Dementia and intellectual disability.

Free online training  on the palliative approach for community settings whilst not disability specific, may be useful for those who have a basic understanding of palliative approach and want to learn more.

Legal aspects

Office of the Public Advocate  has on line information, flyers and education sessions.

OPAConsent chart September 2015 versionRefusal_of_medical_treatment(OPA 2013);  OPA Medical decision making brochure September 2015Coroners process (Victoria 2013)

 Grief & Loss

Grief & loss (Scope 2007)                Grieving how might it feel ( 2012 UK)


Pain and Pain Management (PCV 2008)    Nausea and Vomiting(PCV 2008)

The Process of Dying(PCV 2008)




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