DRAKENSTEIN PALLIATIVE HOSPICE

CORE PALLIATIVE CARE PRINCIPLES

HOLISTIC SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT & CARE

The interdisciplinary holistic assessment, management, and care of symptoms caused by illness.

• Holistic assessment tool

• Care Plan Development

• Severe Symptom Management

• Holistic interventions recorded

• Monitoring and evaluation

• Staff allocation and supervision

• Advanced Care Plan

 •Bereavement Plan

PATIENT

CENTERED CARE

In palliative care the patient is the head of the team their choices and wishes guide the caring process.

• Patient-centered assessment

• Interdisciplinary care plan

• Reporting of concerns process

• End-of-life choices facilitated

• Consent obtained for information sharing

• On-going information sharing

• Counseling and Family meetings

QUALITY

HOLISTIC CARE

The palliative care clinical guidelines provide and direct audits and COHSASA standards certifies compliance.

• Holistic assessment tool

• Care Plan Development

• Severe Symptom Management

• Holistic interventions recorded

• Monitoring and evaluation

• Staff allocation and supervision

• Advanced Care Plan

 •Bereavement Plan

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH

A multi-disciplinary team works together to facilitate a combined approach to the active symptom management of patients

• Patient centred care

• Interdisciplinary Assessment

• Holistic Care Plan

• Interdisciplinary team meetings

• Holistic symptom interventions

• Interdisciplinary patient record

• Referrals and consultations

• Working in teams

PC TRAINING AND STAFF SUPERVISION

All staff receive Palliative Care training to provide and ensure quality palliative care.

• Palliative Professional Nurse and Social Work training

• Palliative HBC training

• Palliative Private HBC training

• On-going in-house training

• Staff attend PC training

• Regular staff supervision

• Daily reporting and feedback

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Postal Address:

PO Box 6130, Paarl 7620

Tel: (021) 872 4060

Emergency: 082 200 4221

Email: admin@drakensteinhospice.org.za

109 Breda Street (Head Office)

Paarl 7646

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