Supported decision-making is a practice that enables people to make decisions about their own life and enabling the person to be involved in decisions that affect their care.
This project focuses on the importance of supported decision-making in the context for people living with dementia and produced a policy guideline for aged care providers, a consumer guidebook and other resources.
Supported decision-making is a practice that enables people to make decisions about their own life and enables the person to be involved in decisions that affect their care.
The research was conducted by a multidisciplinary group of investigators, including consumer and aged care representatives, clinicians and researchers with backgrounds in psychology, medicine, law and aged care.
This document provides evidence-based, practically-focused policy guidelines for aged care providers with tools to involve aged care residents with decisions about lifestyle activities, advance care planning and consumer-directed care.
It also includes a self-assessment audit tool, interactive case study for staff discussion and a guiding principles for policy development.