• The Communiqués

Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 17 Issue 4 November 2022

Download PDF: RAC Communiqué November 2022


In this edition

  • Editorial

  • Case #1: Unknown, unknowable and cannot be known

  • Case #2: We did our best: revisited

  • Commentary: Impact of dementia on eating

  • Commentary: Resuscitation: lessons involving persons with dementia, guardianship and choking

  • Views from our nursing colleagues

  • List of Resources

Two residents die prematurely due to choking on food. The cases highlight the challenges of managing the impact of dementia on residents’ ability to eat as well as staff managing ethical decisions about resuscitation.


There are also salient lessons about gathering information about residents' wishes and values along with understanding the legal limits of the role of guardians appointed by the public advocate.