Welcome to our first issue of 2017. We have kept this issue simple. Three cases are presented without any formal expert commentaries. This ‘back to basics’ format is intended to challenge you to be an expert. What do you think are the lessons? and, What would you have done differently in these situations?
Welcome to the third issue of 2016. This issue focuses on some of the legal aspects of providing care for older people.
Clinical Communiqué Download PDF: Clinical Communiqué September 2015 Edition In this edition Editorial Case #1 The Price of Ignorance Case #2 History Repeating Case #3 A Risk Unseen Expert Commentary: Assessing Fitness to Drive in Australia Editorial In this issue of the Clinical Communiqué we explore, for the first time in our publication, the important subject of […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique May 2015 In this edition Editorial Case #1 – A little conversation Case #2 – Time for dinner Resident-to-resident aggression: A systematic review Case #3: Help us The experience of witnesses called by the Coroners Court Clinical Commentary #1: A holistic approach: safety for all requires training, advocacy and […]
This Residential Aged Care Communiqué case study examines the use of medication for residents who have dementia and the associated behavioural and psychological symptoms (BPSD). This topic continues to be hotly debated in clinical settings and popular media. Caring for persons with dementia requires a considered holistic approach, empathy, tolerance, and managing risk to self and others.
Being able to do this in the middle of the night with competing demands from other residents is not an easy task.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique 2014-07 In this edition Editorial List of Resources Case #1 The Drugs don’t work Case #2 If only someone would sit with Mum Expert Commentary Editorial Welcome to the June 2014 issue of RAC Communiqué, in which we examine two cases involving the use of medication for residents who […]