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Palliative care for older peopleA public health perspective$
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Lieve Van den Block, Gwenda Albers, Sandra Martins Pereira, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Roeline Pasman, and Luc Deliens

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198717614

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.001.0001

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Policies on palliative care for older people in Australia

Policies on palliative care for older people in Australia

(p.69) Chapter 7 Policies on palliative care for older people in Australia
Palliative care for older people

David Currow

Jane Phillips

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the policy and social settings of aged care and palliative care in Australia. This includes understanding the funding frameworks and mechanisms for the health and social systems in Australia which contextualize aged care support, service delivery, and support of caregivers. As with many similar health systems, there is an increasing emphasis on ageing in the setting of choice, with institutional care being an option only for people with complex needs. National policies and programmes that inform the structure and processes to support palliative care and care of the elderly include: the National Palliative Care Strategy (including the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaborative and The National (Palliative Care) Standards Assessment Program); the legislatively-backed Australian Aged Care Standards; and the ‘Living Longer–Living Better’ aged care reforms. Much of this work has been underpinned by evidence-based, nationally endorsed guidelines for palliative care in aged care and needs-based assessment tools.

Keywords:   palliative care, aged care, Australia, health and social systems, palliative care in aged care, policies, programmes, guidelines

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