What can we do to help Australians die the way they want to?Description
Australians are not dying as they would wish. Surveys consistently show that between 60% and 70% of Australians would prefer to die at home, and that residential care facilities are their least preferred options.1
Dignity, control, and privacy are important for a good death. Choice over who will be present, where people will die and what services they will get matters.
- Initiate an end-of-life conversation with patients and encourage to plan and prepare for their own death and reflect on what is needed for good end-of-life care
- Consider how a different service mix could better meet end-of-life care needs for little additional cost