Developing targets for public health initiatives to improve palliative care
- Putting pain on the front burner. // Hospital Peer Review;Mar2013, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p25
The article discusses the research related to the palliative care and a program by the Late Life Primary Care (LLPC) that focuses on various issues including quality of life, care and wishes of the patients.
- LET'S TALK ABOUT DYING. GIFFIN, MICHAEL // Quadrant Magazine;Oct2011, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p101
The article presents the author's insights on health, palliative care, and death. He discusses his experience as a pastor who witness a 98-year-old woman undergo radiotherapy for her cervical cancer, who later had stroke and died. He added that after seven years, he enrolled in a Clinical...
- Quality of life in palliative care: being at ease in the here and now. Crang, Clare; Muncey, Tessa // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Feb2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p92
Quality of Life (QoL) is an important issue for users of hospice services and may be assessed in a quantitative way. This study set out to evaluate the effectiveness of the Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life - Direct Weighting (SEIQ0L- DW). A sequential mixed methods...
- Palliative Care for the Older Adult. Kapo, Jennifer; Morrison, Laura J.; Liao, Solomon // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Feb2007, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p185
The majority of deaths in the United States occur in the geriatric population. These older adults often develop multiple chronic medical problems and endure complicated medical courses with a variety of disease trajectories. Palliative care physicians need to be skilled in addressing the needs...
- Quality of life change and response shift in patients admitted to palliative care units: a pilot study. Echteld, Michael A.; Deliens, Luc; Ooms, Marcel E.; Ribbe, Miel W.; van der Wal, Gerrit // Palliative Medicine;Sep2005, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p381
This pilot study was carried out to determine to what extent patients admitted to palliative care units (PCUs) in The Netherlands maintained good levels of individual quality of life (QoL), and to what extent response shift â€“ a measure of adaptation â€“ influenced QoL at the end of...
- Terminally-ill people living alone without a caregiver: an Australian national scoping study of palliative care needs. Aoun, S.; Kristjanson, L. J.; Currow, D.; Skett, K.; Oldham, L.; Yates, P. // Palliative Medicine;Jan2007, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p29
Home-based palliative care services are facing increasing challenges in servicing the needs of clients who live alone and without a primary caregiver. The findings from the analysis of 721 services' records from three Australian states, and feedback from health professionals in interviews and...
- Evaluation of quality-of-life measures for use in palliative care: a systematic review. Albers, Gwenda; Echteld, Michael A.; de Ve, Henrica C. W.; Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Bregje D.; van der Linden, Mecheline H. M.; Deliens, Luc // Palliative Medicine;Jan2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p17
Purpose: In this literature review we evaluated the feasibility and clinimetric quality of quality-of-life (QoL) measurement instruments suitable for use in palliative care. Methods: We conducted a systematic literature review to identify instruments measuring (at least one domain of) QoL. We...
- Diversity and dilemmas in palliative care nursing. Costello, John // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Sep2008, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p419
The article discusses various topics published within the issue including one about the palliative care received by patient with cancer and another one on palliative care as ideology and practice for those with a life-limiting medical illness.
- Population-based trends in referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care programme. Burge, F; Johnston, G; Lawson, B; Dewar, R; Cummings, I // Palliative Medicine;May2002, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p255
Examines population-based trends in referral of the elderly to a comprehensive palliative care program in Nova Scotia. Increase in the number of elderly dying of cancer who receive palliative care support; Services provided to elderly patients in palliative care.