Specific Needs

This section provides guidance and resources in advance care planning and palliative care delivery for older Australians with specific needs who are living in the community or in aged care facilities. Holistic palliative and end-of-life care embraces the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural dimensions of human life and respects diversity and individual needs.

Respect for the needs of individuals and groups with specific needs is embedded within a human rights approach to ageing and health.

This content was developed for the Decision Assist program, and is managed by CareSearch.

Page updated 24 May 2017