New evidence-based guidance on providing psychosocial care for older people

  18 July 2020  palliAGED   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Older people with advanced and life-limiting conditions face many challenges and may experience an array of psychosocial issues.

When these issues are not identified and addressed, they can have a profound impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as on their family, friends, and carers. These issues can also affect the services that aged care and at-home palliative care organisations need to provide.

To help address this, palliAGED has developed new evidence-based and practical resources to support Australia’s aged care workforce in providing psychosocial care.

These include the Psychosocial Care Practice page which lists evidence-based tools, links, and other information to guide aged care staff. The Evidence Summary page provides a concise synopsis of findings of systematic reviews on psychosocial care.

The Evidence Synthesis page includes an in-depth discussion of the latest evidence and research on screening and assessment, interventions and management, psychological care for the marginalised, bereavement, and psychosocial support of aged care staff.

By palliAGED.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by palliAGED. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.