1. 1

    Do not delay discussion of and referral to palliative care for a patient with serious illness just because they are pursuing disease-directed treatment

  2. 2

    Do not delay conversations around prognosis, wishes, values and end of life planning (including advance care planning) in patients with advanced disease  

  3. 3

    Do not use oxygen therapy to treat non-hypoxic dyspnoea

  4. 4

    Do not use percutaneous feeding tubes in patients with advanced dementia; instead use oral assisted feeding    

  5. 5

    To avoid adverse medication interactions in cases of polypharmacy, do not prescribe medication without conducting a drug regimen review