Welcome to the second issue of 2016. We focus on the gaps in care that arise every year, in every human service, as a result of a much anticipated occasion, the festive season.
Welcome to our first issue of 2016, which is also the year that marks our tenth anniversary, and so we have a short report about the history of the RAC Communiqué.
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué November 2015 In this edition Editorial Cases Revisited Commentary: Making a report Commentary: Clinical Forensic Medicine role in investigating physical and sexual assault Policy into real world practice A different form of reporting quality indicators and accreditation RACC Resources Editorial Welcome to the final issue for 2015 in which […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communique August 2015 In this edition Editorial Call the fire brigade Fire safety expert commentary Premature deaths in RACS Resources Editorial Welcome to the third issue for 2015. In this issue we focus on a single tragic event that most readers will already be familiar with concerning arson in a […]
A recent study found 80 per cent of injury-related or premature deaths of aged-care residents were from falls. Head over to agedcareinsite.com.au to hear an interview with Professor Joseph Ibrahim about the research.
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 […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué March 2015 edition In this edition Editorial Case #1 – But at the length truth will out Commentary #1 – Culture and Governance Commentary #2 – Walking, wayfinding or wandering Commentary #3 – Death Investigations Resources Editorial Welcome to the first issue of the RAC Communiqué for 2015. This contains one new case that you […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué December 2014 edition In this edition Editorial YouTube: ‘Whether or not to resuscitate’ Case #1 – NFR no more Case #2 – Another family meeting Commentary #1 – It is easier to read notes than to read minds Commentary #2 – Symptom management at end-of-life The future of the RAC Communiqué Fiona’s Good […]
Residential Aged Care Communiqué Download PDF: RAC Communiqué Supplement Edition 2014 In this edition Editorial Case #1 – My Sister Commentary #1 – Helping the Helpers Case #2 – Be Careful the Daughter is Here Commentary #2 – Am I Dying Nurse? The future of the RAC Communiqué List of Resources Editorial Welcome to the special supplement of the final issue of the RAC Communiqué […]
In this issue of the RAC Communiqué we examine three cases involving falls. It has been some time since we addressed this topic. We also thank the hundreds of subscribers who completed the survey evaluating the RAC Communiqué. We also feature a short story on the findings from our systematic review of medico-legal deaths in nursing homes that was recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.