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The aged care sector has seen a major shift in the way residents in aged care should be cared for. Robyn McLean from Benetas Eaglehawk discusses the importance of providing individualised care and of listening to the needs and preferences of residents in order to support the quality of life.
Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences?
To help answer this question, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is leading a pioneering research project, the National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study 2018, the first of its kind in Australia.
The location of palliative care is important, but the Health Care Consumers’ Association (HCCA) believes that the quality of care people receive is the most important factor determining their overall satisfaction with palliative care. Dr Sarah Spiller and Dr Kathyn Dwan from Health Care Consumers' Association discuss how palliative care is delivered is more important than where it is delivered.