A Palliative Approach in Aged Care - Definition
- Explains 'Palliative Care' and 'Specialist Palliative-Care Services' and their characteristics
- Discusses the aims of palliative care
- Provides an overview of 'A Palliative Approach'
- A case study is given and explained
- Common questions about palliative care are clarified
This chapter provides an overview of palliative care and describes the palliative approach that is being recommended for all aged care facilities in Australia. Guidelines for this approach are given to encourage staff members in aged-care facilities to have confidence in their knowledge and skills and to seek advice from their palliative care team. The chapter does not imply that every person who is dying needs additional care from a specialist palliative care team, but gives information so the carer or aged care facility can provide for the needs and wants of the older person in their care.
- Overview of palliative care
- Aims of palliative care
- Multidisciplinary teamwork in palliative care
- Specialist palliative-care services
- Multidisciplinary teamwork in aged care- a palliative approach
- A case study and some common questions
- What is a palliative approach?
- Who can offer a palliative approach?
- Where can a palliative approach be offered?
- When should a palliative approach be commenced?
- Implementing a palliative approach
- Summary of a palliative approach