Use of PCOC assessment tools in driving and supporting design of specialist palliative care community team meetings/case conferences.
This presentation will describe the introduction of the PCOC assessment tools into a specialist palliative care community team on the Northern beaches of Sydney. One of the misconceptions found within the sector regarding PCOC, is that is it "just data". Many services, who for differing reasons cannot submit data, still find the use of PCOC assessment tools to have a profound impact on service delivery and design. This is such a service. For the past six months, whilst awaiting the introduction of a new database, and thus the ability to submit data and gain a report, the Hammond care Northern beaches team have used the tools to influence their practice.