The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of the palliAGED website by the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and joins the Minister in congratulating Flinders University and CareSearch on this welcome initiative.
Alarmingly, whilst around 70% of Australians would prefer to die at home only 14% actually do.
“We applaud measures that can help improve quality of life for people at this important stage of their life,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said.
“We would remind the Minister that nurses are the largest health workforce in the country and are at the frontline of end of life care. Nurses use a holistic approach to care and have been highly effective in providing care of the highest quality to the vulnerable. As such, any policy-making decisions should involve nurses.”
The website contains evidence based medical and practical information to support the provision of palliative care to older people at the end of life.
palliAGED is free to use and available at www.palliaged.com.au
 Bartel, R. (2016) Conversations: Creating Choice in End of Life Care. Melbourne: Australian Centre for Health Research (ACHR).