Dignity of risk in residential aged care services

Roundtable participants considered the following questions: 

  • Is it possible to put the existing external stakeholders’ standards about ‘dignity of risk’ into practice? 
  • How do we balance providing safe care with the resident’s right to take risks? 
  • How do we balance the dignity of an individual with the dignity of their community? 
  • Is it possible to develop practical decision-making frameworks for use by a wide range of staff in RACS? 

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