Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care - Enhanced version
These evidence based guidelines are intended to help practitioners in applying a palliative approach in a residential aged care facility. The document is a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the clinician's judgement and the patient's preference in each individual case.
You can request free copies of many of the palliative care publications (by mail or fax).
In 2004, the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care (APRAC) were distributed to every aged care home in Australia.
The Guidelines provide a framework for:
- enhancing the care of residents and their families by offering them a palliative approach when appropriate; and
- increasing the knowledge and range of skills of staff in providing the palliative approach in caring for residents and their families.
Information about training resources to support the implementation of the Guidelines is available from the aged care page of the Palliative Care Australia website at: http://pallcare.org.au
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