New principles for palliative and end-of-life care in RACFs

May 30, 2017

New principles for palliative and end-of-life care in RACFs.

The Australian population is ageing and the need for palliative and end-of-life care across all care settings is increasing. As the population ages, so too does the demand for aged care in both the home and in residential care settings.

Developed by peak aged care bodies, these new principles for palliative and end-of-life care are specific to residential aged care settings. They address the need for consumers and their families to recognise end-of-life, ensuring timely access to holistic spiritual and psychosocial care as well as planning and decision making. They also consider how best to meet the needs of those people with dementia and cognitive impairment with dignity and respect as well as supporting the bereaved.

 

Read more at https://palliativecarensw.org.au/new/new-principles-for-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-racfs/

 

ou can access the new guiding principles for palliative and end-of-life care in residential aged care here.

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