TITLE

The development and implementation of a standardized policy for the management of dysphagia in motor neurone disease

AUTHOR(S)
Kirker, FJ; Oliver, DJ
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Palliative Medicine;Jul2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p322
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Following an audit to determine the standards of the assessment and management of dysphagia within the Wisdom Hospice, a standardized, multidisciplinary dysphagia policy was established, incorporating a dysphagia trained nurse (DTN) scheme. The standards of care of dysphagic patients were audited after its introduction and the results indicate that the resourcing and quality of care difficulties identified have been improved by the implementation of the policy. The service development implications for the management of dysphagia in palliative care settings are discussed.
ACCESSION #
9841100

 

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