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Volume 5, Supplement 1, Jul 2010: Special Edition

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This issue describes two practice change studies drawn from this work using the familiar style and format of the RAC-Communiqué. Our hope is the experiences of these Residential Aged Care Services (RACS) will assist and motivate other RACS overcome the barriers we all face in changing practice.


The Residential Aged Care Services practice changes described relate to improving the management of swallowing disorders and the use of restraint.


The cases highlight that change is possible and depends on a number of factors aligning at the same time.


This issue opens with an expert commentary about change management and innovation from Dr Cathy Balding. We hope by reading the expert commentary first it will give our readers greater insights into the case studies.

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