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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736105/full-title-policy-measures-to-support-palliative-care-at-home-a-cross-country-case-comparison-in-three-european-countries
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Arno Maetens, Kim Beernaert, Luc Deliens, Régis Aubry, Lukas Radbruch, Joachim Cohen
BACKGROUND: The proportion of people in need of palliative care worldwide is rising, and the majority wish to receive this care at home. Many countries have created policy measures to support palliative care at home. AIM: To list and compare existing policy measures designed to support palliative care at home in addition to available primary care services in Belgium, France and Germany. METHODS: A cross-country case comparison based on expert consultation, governmental policy documents and relevant scientific literature...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727242/examining-trust-in-health-professionals-among-family-caregivers-of-nursing-home-residents-with-advanced-dementia
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Jannie A Boogaard, Perla Werner, Anna Zisberg, Jenny T van der Steen
AIM: In a context of increasing emphasis on shared decision-making and palliative care in dementia, research on family caregivers' trust in health professionals in advanced dementia is surprisingly scant. The aim of the present study was to assess trust in nursing home health professionals of family caregivers of nursing home residents with advanced dementia, and possible correlates, such as family caregivers' satisfaction, involvement in care, care burden and patients' symptom burden...
July 20, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722811/barriers-to-palliative-care-in-people-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-home-care-a-qualitative-study-of-the-perspective-of-professional-caregivers
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Camilla Askov Mousing, Helle Timm, Kirsten Lomborg, Marit Kirkevold
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To examine the experiences with palliative care in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among professional caregivers in a Danish home care setting. BACKGROUND: Many patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) depend on professional caregivers in the primary sector to provide assistance and care. However, COPD patients receive no or only very little palliative care compared to patients with cancer although they may have many burdensome symptoms...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718797/socioeconomic-differences-in-and-predictors-of-home-based-palliative-care-health-service-use-in-ontario-canada
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Jiaoli Cai, Denise N Guerriere, Hongzhong Zhao, Peter C Coyte
The use of health services may vary across people with different socioeconomic statuses, and may be determined by many factors. The purposes of this study were (i) to examine the socioeconomic differences in the propensity and intensity of use for three main home-based health services, that is, home-based palliative care physician visits, nurse visits and personal support worker (PSW) hours; and (ii) to explore the determinants of the use of home-based palliative care services. A prospective cohort study was employed...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716797/a-pragmatic-phase-iii-multisite-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-arm-dose-increment-randomised-trial-of-regular-low-dose-extended-release-morphine-for-chronic-breathlessness-breathlessness-exertion-and-morphine-sulfate-beams-study-protocol
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David Currow, Gareth John Watts, Miriam Johnson, Christine F McDonald, John O Miners, Andrew A Somogyi, Linda Denehy, Nicola McCaffrey, Danny J Eckert, Philip McCloud, Sandra Louw, Lawrence Lam, Aine Greene, Belinda Fazekas, Katherine C Clark, Kwun Fong, Meera R Agar, Rohit Joshi, Sharon Kilbreath, Diana Ferreira, Magnus Ekström
INTRODUCTION: Chronic breathlessness is highly prevalent and distressing to patients and families. No medication is registered for its symptomatic reduction. The strongest evidence is for regular, low-dose, extended- release (ER) oral morphine. A recent large phase III study suggests the subgroup most likely to benefit have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and modified Medical Research Council breathlessness scores of 3 or 4. This protocol is for an adequately powered, parallel-arm, placebo-controlled, multisite, factorial, block-randomised study evaluating regular ER morphine for chronic breathlessness in people with COPD...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701233/bereavement-support-standards-and-bereavement-care-pathway-for-quality-palliative-care
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Peter Hudson, Chris Hall, Alison Boughey, Audrey Roulston
OBJECTIVE: Provision of bereavement support is an essential component of palliative care service delivery. While bereavement support is integral to palliative care, it is typically insufficiently resourced, under-researched, and not systematically applied. Our aim was to develop bereavement standards to assist palliative care services to provide targeted support to family caregivers. METHOD: We employed a multiple-methods design for our study, which included: (1) a literature review, (2) a survey of palliative care service providers in Australia, (3) interviews with national (Australian) and international experts, (4) key stakeholder workshops, and (5) a modified Delphi-type survey...
July 13, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691498/delivering-end-of-life-cancer-care-perspectives-of-providers
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Manali I Patel, Vyjeyanthi S Periyakoil, David Moore, Andrea Nevedal, Tumaini R Coker
OBJECTIVES: Persistent gaps in end-of-life cancer care delivery and growing associated expenditures remain imminent US public health issues. The objective of this study was to understand clinical providers' experiences delivering cancer care for patients at the end of life and their perspectives on potential solutions to improve quality of care. METHODS: Semistructured interviews were conducted with 75 cancer care providers across the United States. The interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using constant comparative method of qualitative analysis...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683799/mindfulness-and-compassion-oriented-practices-at-work-reduce-distress-and-enhance-self-care-of-palliative-care-teams-a-mixed-method-evaluation-of-an-on-the-job-program
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Claudia L Orellana-Rios, Lukas Radbruch, Martina Kern, Yesche U Regel, Andreas Anton, Shane Sinclair, Stefan Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Maintaining a sense of self-care while providing patient centered care, can be difficult for practitioners in palliative medicine. We aimed to pilot an "on the job" mindfulness and compassion-oriented meditation training for interdisciplinary teams designed to reduce distress, foster resilience and strengthen a prosocial motivation in the clinical encounter. METHODS: Our objective was to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of this newly developed training...
July 6, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669368/attitudes-of-palliative-care-clinical-staff-toward-prolonged-grief-disorder-diagnosis-and-grief-interventions
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Esther L Davis, Frank P Deane, Gregory D Barclay, Joan Bourne, Vivienne Connolly
OBJECTIVE: The provision of psychological support to caregivers is an important part of the role of the clinical staff working in palliative care. Staff knowledge and attitudes may determine their openness to referring caregivers to a psychological intervention. We recently developed a self-help intervention for grief and psychological distress among caregivers and were interested in exploring the extent to which staff knowledge and attitudes might affect future implementation. The aims of our study were to: (1) examine the acceptability of self-help psychological intervention for caregivers among palliative care clinical staff; (2) examine potential attitudinal barriers toward prolonged grief disorder (PGD) as a diagnosis and interventions for grief; and (3) bolster staff confidence in skills and knowledge in identifying and managing caregiver psychological distress...
July 3, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666053/background-and-design-of-the-symptom-burden-in-end-stage-liver-disease-patient-caregiver-dyad-study
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Lissi Hansen, Karen S Lyons, Nathan F Dieckmann, Michael F Chang, Shirin Hiatt, Emma Solanki, Christopher S Lee
Over half a million Americans are affected by cirrhosis, the cause of end-stage liver disease (ESLD). Little is known about how symptom burden changes over time in adults with ESLD and their informal caregivers, which limits our ability to develop palliative care interventions that can optimize symptom management and quality of life in different patient-caregiver dyads. The purpose of this article is to describe the background and design of a prospective, longitudinal descriptive study, "Symptom Burden in End-Stage Liver Disease Patient-Caregiver Dyads," which is currently in progress...
June 30, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662624/interference-between-family-caregivers-mental-disorders-and-their-estimates-of-quality-of-dying-and-death-qodd-of-their-loved-ones
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Maria Heckel, Sonja Bussmann, Martin Weber, Christoph Ostgathe, Stephanie Stiel
BACKGROUND: In studies enrolling informal caregivers of patients in palliative care, it is necessary to ensure that findings are not influenced by factors such as mental disorders. AIM: This study aims to describe the influence of anxiety and depression on bereaved informal caregivers' retrospective ratings of the quality of dying and death (QoDD) of their loved ones. DESIGN: Informal caregivers of deceased patients from 2 German palliative care (PC) units took part in a validation study of the German version of the original QoDD-Deutsch-Angehörige (QoDD-D-Ang) during the fourth week following the patient's death at the earliest...
January 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660841/the-care-experiences-of-patients-who-die-in-residential-hospice-a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-last-three-months-of-life-from-the-views-of-bereaved-caregivers
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Daryl Bainbridge, Mohanna Giruparajah, Hanyan Zou, Hsien Seow
OBJECTIVE: Despite the increasing prominence of residential hospices as a place of death and that, in many regards, this specialized care represents a gold standard, little is known about the care experience in this setting. Using qualitative survey data, we examined the positive and negative perceptions of care in hospices and in other prior settings. METHOD: Qualitative comments were extracted from the CaregiverVoice survey completed by bereaved caregivers of decedents who had died in 16 residential hospices in Ontario, Canada...
June 29, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659022/how-continuity-of-care-is-experienced-within-the-context-of-integrated-palliative-care-a-qualitative-study-with-patients-and-family-caregivers-in-five-european-countries
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Marlieke den Herder-van der Eerden, Jeroen Hasselaar, Sheila Payne, Sandra Varey, Sven Schwabe, Lukas Radbruch, Karen Van Beek, Johan Menten, Csilla Busa, Agnes Csikos, Kris Vissers, Marieke Groot
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced diseases often experience deficient continuity of care. Although integrated palliative care promotes continuity of care, it is not clear how it can be optimized to improve continuity of care experiences. AIM: To examine how relational, informational and management continuity of care are experienced by patients with advanced diseases and their family caregivers receiving care from several integrated palliative care initiatives in five European countries...
March 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658025/determinants-of-receiving-palliative-care-and-ventilator-withdrawal-among-patients-with-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Yang-Ching Chen, Hsien-Yu Fan, J Randall Curtis, Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Chih-Kuang Liu, Sheng-Jean Huang
OBJECTIVES: Increasing numbers of patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation generates a tremendous strain on healthcare systems. Patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation suffer from long-term poor quality of life. However, no study has ever explored the willingness to receive palliative care or terminal withdrawal and the factors influencing willingness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Five different hospitals of Taipei City Hospital system...
June 27, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642213/development-of-a-web-based-intervention-for-addressing-distress-in-caregivers-of-patients-receiving-stem-cell-transplants-formative-evaluation-with-stakeholder-interviews-and-focus-groups
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Nicole Amoyal Pensak, Tanisha Joshi, Teresa Simoneau, Kristin Kilbourn, Alaina Carr, Jean Kutner, Mark L Laudenslager
BACKGROUND: Caregivers of cancer patients experience significant burden and distress including depression and anxiety. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of an eight session, in-person, one-on-one stress management intervention to reduce distress in caregivers of patients receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants (allo-HSCT). OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to adapt and enhance the in-person caregiver stress management intervention to a mobilized website (eg, tablet, smartphone, or computer-based) for self-delivery in order to enhance dissemination to caregiver populations most in need...
June 22, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635585/the-meaning-and-experience-of-bereavement-support-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-bereaved-family-caregivers
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Emma Kirby, Katherine Kenny, Alex Broom, John MacArtney, Phillip Good
OBJECTIVE: Experiences of bereavement can be stressful and are frequently complicated by emotional, familial, and financial issues. Some-though not all-caregivers may benefit from bereavement support. While considered standard within palliative care services in Australia, bereavement support is not widely utilized by family caregivers. There is little research focused on the forms of bereavement support desired or required by family caregivers, how such care is viewed, and/or how bereavement support is experienced...
June 21, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631493/awareness-and-misperceptions-of-hospice-and-palliative-care-a-population-based-survey-study
#18
Ariel Shalev, Veerawat Phongtankuel, Elissa Kozlov, Megan Johnson Shen, Ronald D Adelman, M C Reid
BACKGROUND: Despite the documented benefits of palliative and hospice care on improving patients' quality of life, these services remain underutilized. Multiple factors limit the utilization of these services, including patients' and caregivers' lack of knowledge and misperceptions. OBJECTIVES: To examine palliative and hospice care awareness, misperceptions, and receptivity among community-dwelling adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: New York State residents ≥18 years old who participated in the 2016 Empire State Poll...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625164/the-effect-of-weekly-specialist-palliative-care-teleconsultations-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Patrick D Hoek, Henk J Schers, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Kris C P Vissers, Jeroen G J Hasselaar
BACKGROUND: Teleconsultation seems to be a promising intervention for providing palliative care to home-dwelling patients; however, its effect on clinically relevant outcome measures remains largely unexplored. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine whether weekly teleconsultations from a hospital-based specialist palliative care consultation team (SPCT) improved patient-experienced symptom burden compared to "care as usual". Secondary objectives were to determine the effects of these teleconsultations on unmet palliative care needs, continuity of care, hospital admissions, satisfaction with teleconsultations, and the burden experienced by informal caregivers...
June 19, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622348/factors-influencing-practitioner-adoption-of-carer-led-assessment-in-palliative-homecare-a-qualitative-study-of-the-use-of-the-carer-support-needs-assessment-tool-csnat
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Lynn Austin, Gail Ewing, Gunn Grande
INTRODUCTION: Informal caregivers play a pivotal role in supporting patients approaching the end of life. The Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool (CSNAT) is designed to facilitate person-centred assessment and support through a process that is practitioner-facilitated, but carer-led. This study explored practitioners' experiences of implementing the CSNAT in palliative homecare. METHODS: We conducted qualitative interviews/focus groups with 20 practitioners in one UK hospice homecare service (18 nurses, two healthcare assistants) before and after the implementation of the CSNAT...
2017: PloS One
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