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Person (requiring care)—carer availability status

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269629
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 04/07/2007
Community Services (retired), Superseded 02/05/2006
Definition:Help on this term

Whether someone, such as a family member, friend or neighbour, has been identified as providing regular and sustained informal care and assistance to the person requiring care.

Context:Help on this term

Ageing, disability and health

Object Class attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Object class:Person
Definition:Help on this term

A human being.

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this term

Prior to 13 March 2018, the definition of the ‘Person’ Object class was ‘A human being, whether man, woman or child’. From 13 March 2018, the definition was edited by removing the words ‘…whether man, woman or child’ so that a person is defined as ‘A human being’. This amendment was undertaken to align the definition of a person with the Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, which recognise that there are sex and gender types that are not exclusively male or female.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Origin:Help on this term

Macquarie University 2003. The Macquarie Dictionary 3rd ed. Sydney: The Macquarie Library Pty. Ltd

Reference documents:Help on this term

Attorney-General's Department 2015. Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Sex and Gender. Viewed 26 July 2016, https://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/
AustralianGovernmentGuidelines
ontheRecognitionofSexandGender.aspx

ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2016. Standard for Sex and Gender Variables, 2016. ABS Cat. no. 1200.0.55.012. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 26 July 2016, http://abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/
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Property attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Property:Carer availability status
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether or not an informal carer is available.
Property group:Help on this termInformal assistance characteristics

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Has been superseded by Person—carer responsibility indicator Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Has been superseded by Person—informal carer existence indicator Health, Superseded 17/10/2018, Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016, Community Services (retired), Standard 02/05/2006

Data Elements implementing this Data Element Concept:Help on this term

Person (requiring care)—carer availability status, code N Health, Superseded 04/07/2007
Community Services (retired), Superseded 29/04/2006

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