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Title: Managing family centered palliative care in aged and acute settings.
Austin Authors: Street, Annette Fay;Love, Anthony;Blackford, Jeanine
Affiliation: La Trobe/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing, La Trobe University, Victoria 3081, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2005
Publication information: Nursing & Health Sciences; 7(1): 45-55
Abstract: This paper reports on the management of family centered palliative care in different aged care and acute Australian inpatient settings, following the integration of palliative care with mainstream services. Eighty-eight semistructured interviews were conducted and 425 questionnaires (Palliative Care Practices Questionnaire--PCPQ) were returned, completed from 12 regional and metropolitan locations. Transcribed interviews were analyzed using QSR NVivo and mean PCPQ scores from the four settings were compared. Scores on items from the PCPQ related to family centered care confirmed the analyses. Interviews revealed that factors contributing to the level of support for families offered in the various settings included the core business of the unit; the length of stay of the patients or residents; the acuity or symptom burden; and the coordinated involvement of the multidisciplinary team. Strategies for improving supportive family care are proposed.
Gov't Doc #: 15670006
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2005.00214.x
Journal: Nursing & health sciences
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Continuity of Patient Care
Family Nursing.organization & administration
Health Care Surveys
Health Services for the Aged.organization & administration
Homes for the Aged.organization & administration
Hospices.organization & administration
Hospital Units.organization & administration
Middle Aged
Nursing Homes.organization & administration
Palliative Care.organization & administration
Rehabilitation.organization & administration
Social Support
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