Title

End-of-Life Challenges in Residential Aged Care Facilities: a Case for a Palliative Approach to Care

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgrad Medicine, WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care

RAS ID

2814

Comments

This article was originally published as: Kristjanson, L. , Walton, J. L., & Toye, C. M. (2005). End-of-life challenges in residential aged care facilities: a case for a palliative approach to care. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 11(3), 127-129. Original article available here

Abstract

As the speciality of palliative nursing develops, an increasing number of individuals are recognized as needing palliative care. In this overview the authors highlight the need for a palliative approach among residents of aged care facilities. Although the focus of this piece is on the Australian experience, the issues raised are of importance in many other countries.