How a palliative approach can help older people being cared for at home: A booklet for older people and their families

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Commonwealth of Australia 2011

ISBN: 978-1-74241-505-5
Online ISBN: 978-1-74241-506-2
Publications Approval Number- D0450

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Prepared by the Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care at Edith Cowan University in 2008–09, in collaboration with Curtin University of Technology, Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology.

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Acknowledgments

The authors of this booklet acknowledge the input of those people who helped to develop the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting, from which this booklet was developed. Many of these organisations and individuals contributed additional time to ensure that this booklet included the most important and relevant points.

We also acknowledge the members of the reference group for the project, the project team, the guideline development group, several other contributors to specialist areas and the guideline assessment registrar, all of whom are named in the full version of the guidelines.

Finally, we sincerely thank the older people, family carers, volunteers and care workers who provided feedback during the development of this booklet to help ensure its usefulness.

Development of the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach for Aged Care in the Community Setting and of the additional booklets was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Technical editing and design by Biotext Pty Ltd, Canberra.