Palliative Care - Services

Specifically, Palliative Pain and Symptom Management Consultants:

  • Assist service providers in the application of the Model to Guide Hospice Palliative Care, assessment tools and best practice guidelines
  • Offer consultation to service providers in person, by telephone, by video-conference or through email regarding care (e.g., assessment and management of pain and other symptoms)
  • Provide case-based education and mentoring for service providers
  • Help build capacity among front-line service providers in the delivery of palliative care
  • Link providers with specialized hospice palliative care resources

The 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.Source: 

MOHLTC: Health Systems Information Management and Investment Division, Data Quality & Standards Unit, Community Support Services. (Updated March 31, 2008). Chapter Ten : OHRS Version 6.2.

*In Southwestern Ontario the consultant role is held by a Nurse Educator.