Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 17 Issue 4 November 2022
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In this edition
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.