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End-of-Life Care and Decision-Making - Guidelines

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2005_057

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment
Clinical/ Patient Services - Aged Care
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing and Midwifery
Clinical/ Patient Services - Nursing homes

Summary
These guidelines set out a process for reaching end-of-life decisions. This process promotes communication among the treating team and with patients and families, compassionate and appropriate treatment decisions, fairness, and seeks to safeguard both patients and health professionals. This Guidelines supersedes Dying with Dignity: Interim Guidelines on Management.

Date of Publication: 22 March 2005

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Office of the Chief Health Officer

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Affiliated Health Organisations - Declared, Divisions of General Practice, NSW Ambulance Service, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, Public Hospitals

Audience: ALL

Distributed to: Public Health System, Ministry of Health

Review Date: 30 June 2016

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: 03/4776-2

Previous reference: N/A

Status: Active

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End-of-Life Care and Decision-Making - Guidelines

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