Death and Dying in Aged Care
- An historical overview of how death has been perceived in the past and present by the media and society
- Discussion of the aged-care policy
- Explanation of 'hidden death' in aged-care settings
- Defines 'palliative care'
- Discusses the commonalities of nursing specialities of palliative care and aged care
This chapter discusses a range of views on where and how care should be provided to older people who are dying. The nursing specialties of palliative care and aged care have much in common; the chapter identifies important commonalities in hope that they will be utilised to develop more effective care systems.
- Historical perspective
- The media and dying
- Ageing and death
- Aged-care policy
- Dying in acute settings
- Hidden death in aged-care settings
- Dependence and independence
- Palliative care
- Palliative care and aged care