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Draft National Consensus Statement on Safe and High Quality End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is developing a National Consensus Statement on Essential Elements for Safe and High Quality End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals.

The draft National Consensus Statement is available from:
www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Draft-National-Consensus-Statement-Essential-Elements-for-Safe-and-High-Quality-End-of-Life-Care-in-Acute-Hospitals.pdf

The Commission is currently consulting with health professionals and the community regarding the draft document, and seeking answers to the following questions.

1. Is the intended purpose and scope of the Consensus Statement clear? Why or why not?

2. Does the Consensus Statement accurately reflect what you think the expected standard of care and practice should be? Why or why not?

3. Are the guiding principles clearly outlined? How do you think they could be applied in practice?

4. Are the essential elements clearly outlined? How do you think they could be applied in practice?

5. Is there any terminology that needs further exploration or clarification?

6. What enablers exist to help with implementing the elements of the Consensus Statement? How can these be leveraged to promote best practice?

7. What barriers to implementing the elements of the Consensus Statement exist? How do you think these can be addressed?

8. In what ways can consumers engage with acute hospitals to help implement the elements of the Consensus Statement?

9. What principles and elements do you think need to be addressed most urgently in acute hospitals? Please list in order of priority (i.e. 1 = highest priority)

10. What resources or tools do you need to help you implement the elements of the Consensus Statement?

11. What resources or tools already exist that could be used to help implement the elements of the Consensus Statement?

Closing date for submissions is 31st March, 2014


Last updated: 6 February 2014