Introduction to Assessment Tools

PCOC Assessment Tools 

Clinical assessments are used to Prove Improve Patient Outcomes

Palliative Care Problem Severity Score (PCPSS)

Palliative Care Phase

Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS)

Functional Assessment in Palliative Care (RUG-ADL & AKPS)



Last reviewed: 14 September, 2017

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New and updated Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS) Form (English - colour version)

New and updated Symptom Assessment Scale (SAS) Form (English - black and white version)

Palliative care and choices at end of life — recent media coverage and lecture

Information for patients about Australian palliative care

Key messages on Australian palliative care


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