Palliative Care

Palliative care emergencies in the community may not be common, However, managing and assessing them well can have significant benefits for the patient when they have a shortened period of their life remaining. Making decisions with patients and their families about the benefits and potential burdens of treatment can be tough.

This whole section is dedicated to helping you identify some of the more common emergencies that may occur with advanced disease that you may be asked to manage and offers advice and guidance to help you make the best decisions for your patient. Please also see our section on Keeping Well to access support for your own wellbeing.