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Case studies: palliative care in Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care

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  • Report

Abstract


  • Palliative care is a vital component

    of Australia’s healthcare services,

    and is provided to those living with a

    life‑threatening illness, whether they

    are adults, adolescents or children.

    The aim of palliative care is to improve a

    person’s quality of life by managing the

    symptoms of their illness and providing

    emotional, spiritual and social support

    for the person and their family or carers.

    Unlike other areas in health care,

    palliative care focuses on addressing

    the patient’s needs rather than the

    underlying medical diagnosis (see the

    box on the right).

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • K. Eagar, D. Currow, P. Yates, C. Johnson, S. Allingham, K. Quinsey & S. Clapham, Case studies: palliative care in Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Sydney, Australia, 2014). http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Vital-Signs-2014-web.pdf

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1599&context=ahsri

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/592

Url


  • http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Vital-Signs-2014-web.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia

Type Of Work


  • Report

Abstract


  • Palliative care is a vital component

    of Australia’s healthcare services,

    and is provided to those living with a

    life‑threatening illness, whether they

    are adults, adolescents or children.

    The aim of palliative care is to improve a

    person’s quality of life by managing the

    symptoms of their illness and providing

    emotional, spiritual and social support

    for the person and their family or carers.

    Unlike other areas in health care,

    palliative care focuses on addressing

    the patient’s needs rather than the

    underlying medical diagnosis (see the

    box on the right).

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • K. Eagar, D. Currow, P. Yates, C. Johnson, S. Allingham, K. Quinsey & S. Clapham, Case studies: palliative care in Vital Signs 2014: The State of Safety and Quality in Australian Health Care (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Sydney, Australia, 2014). http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Vital-Signs-2014-web.pdf

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1599&context=ahsri

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/ahsri/592

Url


  • http://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Vital-Signs-2014-web.pdf

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney, Australia