Quality of Life for Older Australians

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The term quality of life is multidimensional and highly subjective. At a basic level, it describes the ability for an individual to be healthy, comfortable and participate in life events. In healthcare, quality of life comprises emotional, physical, material and social wellbeing .

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A client’s quality of life often depends on the care they are receiving; therefore, it is important to ensure you take a multi-dimensional approach in order to meet the needs of clients across physical, emotional, material and social domains. Quality of life is highly subjective and in order to thoroughly assess a client’s perceptions about their life, you should listen to and engage with their values, wishes and goals.


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Fiona Howse
24 May 2023
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Great video,leant heaps
Jessica Arnold
30 May 2020
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Wendy Jensen-holm
30 May 2020
Very informative reading
Lyn Flanagan
22 Mar 2021
Is a good resource.
16 Dec 2020
I’ll found this was very interesting article
Susanne Milchick
30 May 2020
Quality of life requires monitoring
Jordan Clarke-Vote
30 May 2020
Great reference for Aged Care work
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Janelle Cashman
28 May 2020
A good article about listening and engaging with a patient
Danny O'Hearn
23 Mar 2021
This was relevant and informative.
Phil Maguire
27 May 2020
Excellent resource
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