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The GOLD Book for Carers: Guiding Options for Life with Dementia - a respite decision aid

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posted on 2023-05-26, 09:06 authored by Christine StirlingChristine Stirling, Lloyd, B, James VickersJames Vickers, Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson, Croft, Tobias Daniel, Jennifer ScottJennifer Scott, Abbey, J
Decision aids are often used to assist individuals confronted with a diagnosis of a serious illness to make decisions about treatment options. However, they are rarely utilised to help those with chronic or age related conditions to make decisions about care services. Decision aids should also be useful for carers of people with decreased decisional capacity. These carers' choices must balance health outcomes for themselves and for salient others with relational and value-based concerns, while relying on information from health professionals. This decision aid is aimed at assisting carers to make evaluative judgements of community services, particularly respite care.



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Copyright June 2009 Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, Menzies Research Institute, University of Tasmania ISBN: 9780-646-51659-2

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