STEP 7: End-of-life care

Palliative care

Consider a referral to palliative care. Ensure an advance care directive is in place.


The lead clinician’s responsibilities include:

  • being open about the prognosis and discussing palliative care options with the patient
  • establishing transition plans to ensure the patient’s needs and goals are considered in the appropriate environment.


  • Supportive care needs assessed and referrals to allied health and community support services actioned as required
  • Patient referred to palliative care
  • Advance care directive in place