More than a quarter of a million older Australians live in residential aged care, and the reality is that most of them will die there after an average of 2.6 years.

But Professor Davina Porock from Edith Cowan University says “palliative care options are often better for those living outside residential aged care than those in it” and in a civilised society, “everyone deserves a good death”.

Access to quality end-of-life care was one of the most pressing issues highlighted by the recent Royal Commission, as she explained to Nadia Mitsopoulos on Mornings.

How to have ‘a good death’ in aged care
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