Guidance Documents

ANZSPM Guidance Document on Palliative Sedation Therapy

ANZSPM has produced a new guidance document on Palliative Sedation Therapy.
Download2017 Palliative Sedation Therapy Guidance Document (PDF File - 262k)

Position Papers 


DownloadWorkforce Strategy: Meeting the Palliative Medical Needs of Patients in Australia 2011-2015 and beyond (PDF File - 183k)
Benchmark No. of Specialists in Palliative Medicine (PDF File - 232k)
Defining the meaning of the terms: Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine and Palliative Medicine Specialist (PDF File - 42k)

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

DownloadANZSPM Position Statement on The Practice of Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide (updated 31 March 2017) (PDF File - 289k)

Quality End-of-Life Care

DownloadANZSPM Position Statement (2014) on Quality End-of-Life Care - Part 1 (PDF File - 321k)

Clinical Indicators for End of Life Care and Palliative Care

ANZSPM's Clinical Indicator Working Group is developing a set of clinical indicators in various domains and is seeking feedback on the three clinical indicators in the domain of pain.

For more information contact Dr Rohan Vora,Chair, Clinical Indicator Working Group

DownloadDRAFT: Clinicial Indicators for End of Life Care and Palliative Care as at 25/10/2010 (PDF File - 395k)