Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation Program SWO


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What are your admission/referral criteria?

palliative pain and/or symptom management issues

How would you answer the following question if asked by a patient, client, resident and/or family?

“What can you do for me?”


Our Program provides palliative care consultation and education services to health care providers across all care settings.

 

Staff/Service

By Dedicated Staff

Upon Request

In Program/Service

In Home

Animal Therapists

 

 

 

 

Art Therapists

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Bereavement Support

 

 

 

 

Child and Youth Coordinator/Counsellor

 

 

 

 

Clinical Counsellors

 

 

 

 

Complementary Therapists

 

 

 

 

Complementary therapies

 

 

 

 

Day Program

 

 

 

 

Dietitians

 

 

 

 

Education

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Educational Coordinators

 

 

 

 

Grief Group Facilitator

 

 

 

 

Home Consultation Services

 

 

 

 

Home Support (Homemaking)

 

 

 

 

Inpatient consultation

 

 

 

 

Inpatient Facility (PCU)

 

 

 

 

Music Therapists

 

 

 

 

Nurses

 

 

 

 

Nursing Visits

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

 

 

 

 

Outpatient Clinics

 

 

 

 

Personal Support Workers

 

 

 

 

Pain & Symptom Management

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The Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultation service supports service providers in home care agencies (CCACs and contracted providers), long-term care homes, community support services and primary care by providing access to Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants.  These positions provide consultation, education, mentorship and linkages to palliative care resources across the continuum of care.

A Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultant:

  • Assists service providers in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care¹, assessment tools and best practice guidelines
  • Offers consultation to service providers in person, by telephone, by videoconference or through e-mail regarding care (e.g., assessment and management of pain and other symptoms)
  • Helps build capacity amongst front line service providers in the delivery of palliative care
  • Links with specialized hospice palliative care resources.

This service does not provide direct client/patient assessment or care planning.  As part of an education/coaching activity with a service provider, a client/patient may be present, however, the service provider remains the one responsible for the care.  The service does not include responding to inquiries or education activities for the general public.