The role of paramedics in palliative care

Susan Gravier, Andrew H. Noble

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Abstract

Increasingly, paramedics are being called on to manage chronic and complex health needs, including symptom relief for people receiving palliative care and/or at the end of life. This article describes the role of Extended Care Paramedics (ECPs) or Community Care Paramedics who have additional training and equipment for servicing community palliative care needs and includes two case stories.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Specialist publicationResponse
PublisherParamedics Australasia
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Palliative care
  • Paramedic
  • Extended care paramedic
  • quality of life (QOL)
  • Older Australians
  • symptoms
  • case study
  • CareSearch
  • evidence-based practice
  • online resources

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