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Residential Aged Care Communiqué Episode #15: Unexplained absence

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Escaping, absconding, unexplained absences lead to death. The investigation into a resident’s unexplained absence determined the cause of death as hypothermia secondary to becoming lost in surrounding bushlands. The inquest findings are presented along with expert commentary around how to prevent unexplained absences.


This is Episode Fifteen of our podcast series and features material from our February 2023 print edition of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Episode Contents

  • 01:33 Editorial

  • 04:05 Case Cold, wet, in the dark, and alone

  • 18:42 Commentary: Preventing unexplained absences

  • 25:55 What do senior nurses think?


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