The ANZSGM is committed to developing policy and practice relevant to geriatric medicine. This includes Position Statements on specific geriatric issues which have been approved by the ANZSGM Council.

All of the ANZSGM position statements have been developed through the expertise of our Policy and Planning Committee. A guideline for the authoring of ANZSGM position statements is available for further information.

If you are interested in joining the committee or would like to propose the development of a position statement, please email the Committee at admin@anzsgm.org.

The current position statements of the ANZSGM are listed below. Additional resources and information can also be sourced via our Resource Library.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing in Australia – Revision 2016

Position Statement |
Revision co-ordinated by Dr Roselani Henry and Dr Edward Strivens – December 2016. Original paper Indigenous Ageing in Australia by Dr Edward Strivens – September 2009

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Advanced Care Planning

Position Statement |
Dr Rajni Joseph and Dr Jeffrey Rowland with acknowledgment to Professor Ben White – December 2016

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Ageing and Indigenous Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

Position Statement |
Dr Oliver Menzies, Professor Ngaire Kerse and Dr Mere Kēpa – June 2013

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Climate Change and the Health of Older People

Position Statement |

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Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Community Practice

Position Statement |
Revision by Dr Gail Jamieson and Associate Professor Robert Penhall – Revision August 2011

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Definition of a Geriatrician

Position Statement |
Dr John Obeid – 19 June 2005

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Delirium in Older People

Position Statement |
Revision April 2021 by Drs Anita Nitchingham and Gideon Caplan. Previous revision by Drs Teck Yew and Sean Maher in 2012, to original by Dr Sean Maher in 2005.

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Dementia in Older People

Position Statement |
Dr Shabana Ahamed and Dr Dina Logiudice – December 2017

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Discharge Planning

Position Statement |
Revision Number 2, Dr Wen Kwang Lim, Dr Carol Chong, A/Prof Gideon Caplan, and Prof Len Gray – November 2015

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Driving and Dementia – Revision of original paper

Position Statement |
Revision by Professor Ian Cameron – September 2009 Original Paper: Dr Jane Hecker and Dr Carol Snellgrove

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