Protocol Package

Protocol Package to Implement and Embed PCOC

This package provides support for services and clinicians to implement and embed the PCOC program within routine practice.

  • Guide to implementing and embedding PCOC - step-by-step guide to assist palliative care services to develop a plan for implementing PCOC, or to monitor and evaluate progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Assessment protocol - guidance for clinicians to use the clinical assessment tools and to develop service-based assessment frameworks.
  • Clinical Manual

  • Clinical Manual - guide for educators, clinical support staff, managers, clinicians and IT and administration staff regarding:
    • assessment tool definitions
    • data item definitions
    • completion of PCOC assessment forms
    • information on the benchmarks and outcome measures.
  • Key strategies and enabling factors tool - the organisational, governance and clinical practice factors that will support a service to successfully implement and embed PCOC in routine policy, practice and quality improvement.
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Guides for assessment:

  • a) Inpatient - guide for assessment in an inpatient palliative care unit.
  • b) Community - guide for assessment in a community palliative care unit.
  • c) Consultation - guide for assessment in a consultation palliative care unit.
Last reviewed: 1 May, 2017

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