Good practice: Assessing and identifying

This page includes a selection of podcasts focussing on identifying and assessing people’s needs where they have serious illness and are using/have used substances.
1. Using the ‘surprise question’ to refer into palliative care services
2. Using the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT)
3. Planning ahead to talk to people about their needs towards end of life
4. Recording observations over time to document health changes
5. Identifying when to act on health concerns for others
6. The need for greater recognition of the links between trauma, homelessness and substance use
7. Why people might minimise their substance use.

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