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Table 2 Framework for health professional portal

From: Developing a web-based information resource for palliative care: an action-research inspired approach

The principles & practice of palliative care What is palliative care – definitions  
  Communication the corner stone of palliative care Building a supportive relationship
   Providing information
   Communicating bad news
   Involving family/caregivers
   Working and communicating within the multidisciplinary team.
  Frequently asked questions  
Symptom care Pain About Pain
   Understanding pain
   Assessing pain
   Treating pain
   Barriers to pain control
  Respiratory symptoms Breathlessness
   Terminal respiratory congestion
  Gastrointestinal symptoms Nausea and vomiting
   Bowel obstruction
  Constitutional symptoms Anorexia
   Weight loss
   Weakness and fatigue
  Neurological symptoms Acute confusion and delirium
   Terminal restlessness
Supportive care Advance care planning What is Advanced Care Planning?
   Talking about Prognosis and usual course of disease
   Advising the patient for Future Decision Making
   The Medical Treatment Act and refusal of Treatment
   Genetic counselling
  Loss Anxiety & depression Normal reactions to loss of good health
   Complicated reactions to loss of health
  Changing circumstances Changing family/relationship roles
   Sexuality and Intimacy
  The family/support network Information and Support
   Respite and Education Services
  What needs to be done when the patient dies For Family/Caregivers
   Health Care Professional Care
   Medical care
Grief and bereavement Normal reaction to loss of another  
  Resources for helping the bereaved  
  Complicated grief & bereavement  
  Medication & grief