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Palliative care Needs Rounds in rural residential aged care: A mixed-methods study exploring experiences and perceptions of staff and general practitioners

Rainsford, Suzanne; Johnston, Nikki; Liu, Wai-Man; Glasgow, Nicholas; Forbat, Liz


New approaches are needed to assist residential aged care (RAC) staff increase their skills and confidence in identifying when residents are nearing the dying phase and managing symptoms. One new evidence-based approach to improve palliative and end-of-life care in RAC is outreach Specialist Palliative Care Needs Rounds (monthly triage and risk stratification meetings – hereafter Needs Rounds); as yet untried in rural settings which may face unique enablers or challenges. Needs Rounds were...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Palliative Care
DOI: 10.1080/09699260.2019.1698177
Access Rights: Open Access


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