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The Residential Aged Care End of Life Care Pathway (RAC EoLCP) is a care plan that guides the provision of good quality end of life (terminal) care in residential aged care. It incorporates evidence and consensus-based best practice clinical management and care coordination for dying residents in residential aged care facilities.
Implementation of this care plan should be supported by education to all facility staff involved in the end of life (terminal) care of residents. Its use supports, but does not replace, good medical practice and the requirement to exercise clinical judgement. The final decision to commence the pathway is a clinical one, supported by the views of a suitably qualified practitioner and, if possible, the resident and/or their substitute decision maker.
The RAC EoLCP was developed by the Brisbane South Palliative Care Collaborative (BSPCC) with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
It is recommended that the RAC EoLCP is implemented within a supportive framework. Components of the framework should include:
Prof Liz Reymond MBBS (Hons) FRACGP FAChPM PhD
Fiona Israel RN MCouns
Dr Margaret Charles PhD MAPS.
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