Title

Research data obtained during care planning projects result in increased capacity to assess pain in cognitively impaired older persons

RIS ID

32268

Publication Date

2009

Publication Details

P. Abbington, A. Westera & A. Stones, "Research data obtained during care planning projects result in increased capacity to assess pain in cognitively impaired older persons", Australian Association of Gerontology 42nd National Conference, 25-27 Nov 2009, Canberra, Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing 28 s2 (2009) A90-A90.

Abstract

A care planning guidance tool (CPGT) was developed as part of a local Palliative Care Planning Project. The Guidelines to a Palliative Approach in Residential Aged Care was utilized to provide the underpinning knowledge framework. Prior to piloting implementation, two preliminary steps needed to be undertaken: (i) a pre-implementation documentation audit across the three participating facilities, and (ii) education to all staff about the CPGT and its use.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00398.x