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The GOLD Book for Carers: Guiding Options for Life with Dementia - a respite decision aid

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Stirling, CM and Lloyd, B and Vickers, JC and Robinson, AL and Croft, Tobias Daniel and Scott, Jenn and Abbey, J (2009) The GOLD Book for Carers: Guiding Options for Life with Dementia - a respite decision aid. The Print Centre, Hobart.

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Abstract

Decision aids are often used to assist individuals confronted with a diagnosis of a serious illness to
make decisions about treatment options. However, they are rarely utilised to help those with chronic or age
related conditions to make decisions about care services. Decision aids should also be useful for carers of people
with decreased decisional capacity. These carers’ choices must balance health outcomes for themselves and for
salient others with relational and value-based concerns, while relying on information from health professionals. This decision aid is aimed at assisting carers to make evaluative judgements of community services, particularly respite care.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: decision aid, dementia, respite
Publisher: The Print Centre
Copyright Holders: University of Tasmania
Copyright Information:

© June 2009 Wicking Dementia Research
and Education Centre, Menzies Research
Institute, University of Tasmania
ISBN: 9780-646-51659-2

Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 01:16
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 22:55
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