Embedding a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care: identifying and harnessing diverse drivers
Phillips, J. L., Davidson, P., Willcock, S., Ellis, D., Jackson, D., Kristjanson, L., & Daly, J. (2006). Embedding a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care: identifying and harnessing diverse drivers. Australian Association of Gerontology 39th National Conference.
Admission to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) is restricted to those people with the highest care needs and approximately one fifth of these admissions will die within twelve months. As a consequence, the delivery of a palliative approach in residential aged care is being promoted and endorsed by policy guidelines. This paper describes the second iteration of an action research study aimed at embedding a palliative approach in RACF.