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Title: Specialist palliative care in nursing homes: Integrating care to improve quality of life and reduce costs
Author(s): Forbat, Liz
Liu, Wai-Man
Lam, Lawrence
Johnson, Nikki
Chapman, Michael
Koerner, Jane
Issue Date: Dec-2018
Date Deposited: 3-May-2019
Citation: Forbat L, Liu W, Lam L, Johnson N, Chapman M & Koerner J (2018) Specialist palliative care in nursing homes: Integrating care to improve quality of life and reduce costs. University of Stirling. Stirling.
Abstract: The Australian government’s National Palliative Care Strategy sets a vision for palliative care which: • improves awareness and understanding • is appropriate and effective • has high quality leadership and governance • builds capacity and capability The National Palliative Care Standards re-assert the need for palliative care to be available to all people living with progressive or advanced disease. Increases in the number of older people in Australia will lead to the number of aged care residents to rise by 150% from 1998-2031. However, aged care staff often feel inadequately trained or prepared to look after people who are dying. Consequently, nursing home residents are more likely to die in hospital, with uncontrolled symptoms, or without adequate care planning in place. The 2018 Federal budget measure focused on improving palliative care in aged care facilities.
Type: Policy Document
Rights: Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: Faculty of Social Sciences
Australian National University
University of Technology, Sydney
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce
Canberra Hospital
Australian Catholic University

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