Clinical Model PrinciplesBanksia Palliative Care Service Inc.
Clinical Model Principles
- The uniqueness of each client is central to care provision and guides care planning to ensure it is timely, person-centred and respects individual wishes and needs.
- Care is provided according to health promotion principles optimising and
enhancing community relationships such as family, friends and significant others.
- Care is based on collaborative partnerships with primary care providers strengthening relationships and minimising duplication.
- People will be admitted/re-admitted and discharged as appropriate to their
- Care Coordinators are accountable for continuity and coordination of the
- Although not all people will require the services of all team members interdisciplinary communication ensures the changing care needs be met by the most appropriate team members
- The process of care includes: prioritising of referrals, timely ongoing assessment, coordination of the interdisciplinary team and appropriate discharge and referral to other health or community service providers.
- The physical, psychological, social, spiritual and emotional needs of the clients are central to the assessment and care planning process.
- Advance Care Plan discussions are encouraged in order to allow client to articulate their values preferences and choices to facilitate a good death.
- An innovative loss and grief programme is available to all clients and their carers.
- The safety of clients, staff and volunteers in the community setting is facilitated by clear communication and compliance with Occupational Health & Safety policies.
- Mandatory clinical supervision for all clinical staff and volunteers facilitates professional practice, nurtures professional development and promotes self care.