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International Journal of Palliative Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457466/an-ethnographic-study-in-nursing-homes-in-iran
#1
Sedigheh Khodabandeh Shahrki, Farokh Abazari, Nahid Dehghan Nayer, Batool Pouraboli
BACKGROUND: The approach of death is an undeniable part of ageing and death is the most important concern for elderly people who live in nursing homes. This study examines describes how care home residents feel when they recognise that they are close to death. AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of elderly residents who are dying in nursing homes as well as their caregivers toward death in an Iranian context. METHODS: A focused ethnographic research design was chosen...
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457465/a-qualitative-study-of-nursing-staff-experiences-of-delirium-in-the-hospice-setting
#2
Kerry Waterfield, Donna Weiand, Felicity Dewhurst, Rachel Kiltie, Jonathan Pickard, Ulka Karandikar, Fiona MacCormick, Jen Vidrine, Grace Rowley, Paul Coulter, Mark Lee, Katie Frew
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common condition occurring in 13-42% of people admitted to palliative care units and up to 88% of these patients are at the end of their lives. It is frequently unrecognised and distressing to all those affected-patients, families and health professionals. In addition, there is considerable uncertainty surrounding its trajectory and optimal management, both of which can be inconsistent. AIMS: This study aims to explore the experience of nursing staff who are caring for patients with delirium in the hospice environment and understand any potential barriers to its management...
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457464/research-roundup
#3
Karen Heggs
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457463/addressing-emotions-in-palliative-care
#4
Dion Smyth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457462/listening-to-the-family-s-voice-evaluation-of-a-tool-to-improve-symptom-control-and-communication
#5
Mel McEvoy, Eileen Scott, John Blenkinsopp, Sharon Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Acute hospitals provide a high proportion of end-of-life care but some families experience poor communication with clinical staff. AIM: To evaluate the use of the Family's Voice diary communication tool across nine healthcare settings. METHODS: A mixed method practice development approach was used incorporating: an audit of the usage of Family's Voice; collation and analysis of written comments; and collation of written feedback from the principal investigators at data collection sites...
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457461/the-experiences-of-family-caregivers-providing-palliative-cancer-care-in-thailand
#6
Chommanard Wannapornsiri
BACKGROUND: Family caregivers have a significant role in Thai healthcare, taking on responsibilities of health professionals. The purpose of this research was to explore Thai family caregivers' experiences of providing palliative cancer care. METHODS: This qualitative study took a phenomenological approach. In-depth interviews were conducted with 14 family caregivers aged 33-72 years in a regional hospital in the north of Thailand. The data was analysed using Colaizzi's phenomenological approach...
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457460/opioids-and-cancer-pain
#7
Jo Thompson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30457459/politics-and-palliative-care-malawi
#8
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
November 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354900/evaluating-an-educational-programme-for-dignity-care-intervention-with-community-nurses-in-ireland
#9
Michael Connolly, Karen Charnley, Rita Collins, Catriona Barry, Sonja McIlfatrick, Philip Larkin, Maria Brenner, Bridget Johnston
BACKGROUND: A key aspect to the provision of palliative care is maintaining the dignity of the individual being cared for. Nurses working in the community setting need knowledge and skills to meet the needs of individuals who need palliative care and their families. Dignity Care Intervention Ireland is a community-based pilot project designed to implement a dignity care intervention for individuals with a life-limiting condition living in their own home. As part of the overall intervention, an education programme was developed for nurses working in the community...
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354899/multi-professional-delivered-enhanced-supportive-care-improves-quality-of-life-for-patients-with-incurable-cancer
#10
Daniel Monnery, Sinead Benson, Ann Griffiths, Claire Cadwallader, Julian Hampton-Matthews, Alison Coackley, Malcolm Cooper, Amanda Watson
BACKGROUND: Enhanced supportive care (ESC) promotes the earlier implementation of supportive care within cancer care. While earlier supportive care has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes, the model of delivery is variable. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has developed a multi-professional delivered model with clinical nurse specialists providing ongoing patient review and care. METHOD: A retrospective single-system design was used to assess longitudinal changes in Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale (IPOS) scores as indicators of quality of life...
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354898/politics-and-palliative-care-mozambique
#11
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354897/identifying-and-assessing-the-needs-of-carers-of-patients-with-palliative-care-needs-an-exploratory-study
#12
Amanda Henderson, Helen Vaz, Claudia Virdun
BACKGROUND: Carers of patients with palliative care needs require careful assessment and support to undertake their role effectively. The carer component of palliative care is embedded in complex situations that necessarily focus on the patient. AIMS: To explore experiences of specialist palliative care nurses in identifying, assessing and planning care to support those looking after patients with palliative care needs. RESULTS: Findings identified gaps in identifying carers and their role, and in assessing carers' needs...
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354896/research-roundup
#13
Karen Heggs
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354895/development-and-implementation-of-the-steps-to-successful-palliative-care-programme-in-residential-care-homes-for-people-with-a-learning-disability
#14
Julie Kinley, Lilette Denton, Sharon Scott
BACKGROUND: For health and social care services to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population they need to respond appropriately. This response is only going to be possible if attention is paid to the individuals within it. This includes those people living with a learning disability (LD). AIMS: To develop and implement a palliative care programme that would meet the needs of people with a LD, their families and care home staff. METHODS: A palliative care programme and resource folder was created following a literature review and meetings with LD and specialist palliative care experts, organisations and care home managers...
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354894/communication-at-the-end-of-life
#15
Laura Glenny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30354893/communication-is-more-than-just-a-conversation-family-members-satisfaction-with-end-of-life-care
#16
Silja Jóhannesdóttir, Elísabet Hjörleifsdóttir
AIM: The main aim of this study was to investigate family member's experiences of communicating with health professionals (HP) during end-of-life care in acute medical wards and a nursing home. METHODS: A qualitative approach using 19 semi-structured interviews to collect data was used. The text was analysed using a content analysis methodology, extracting content that reflected family member's experiences of end-of-life care in acute medical wards, and a nursing home in Iceland...
October 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30284930/joining-up-the-dots
#17
Diane Laverty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30284479/politics-and-palliative-care-rwanda
#18
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30260301/advance-care-planning-and-home-death-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-structured-interview-analysis
#19
Takako Ishikawa, Sakiko Fukui, Yuko Okamoto
BACKGROUND: Discrepancy between preferred and actual place of death is common in patients with advanced cancer. AIM: To investigate the association between advance care planning (ACP) and home death in patients with advanced cancer. METHODS: Using structured interviews, 44 primary nurses from 19 home-visit nursing agencies in Japan were asked about status changes for 123 advanced cancer patients receiving home care. The main outcome was the place of death...
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30260300/a-literature-review-on-end-of-life-care-among-korean-americans
#20
Hye-Young K Park, Cristina C Hendrix
BACKGROUND: The increasing population of Korean Americans in the US makes it mandatory to develop and provide culturally competent end-of-life (EOL) care for this population. AIMS: To synthesize previous studies on Korean Americans and their end-of-life (EOL) care. METHOD: Four databases (Cinahl, PsycInfo, PubMed, and SocIndex) were searched and 11 articles were selected for review. RESULTS: Korean Americans tend to avoid EOL communication, and instead hope that their families would know about their wishes, without discussing them directly...
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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