End-of-Life Challenges in Residential Aged Care Facilities: a Case for a Palliative Approach to Care
MA Healthcare Ltd
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine / WA Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care
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.