Source: Palliative Medicine 2011, 25(2) p153-169
Date of publication: March 2011
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This systematic review evaluates the provision of palliative day care services (PDS) to determine whether such services have a measurable effect on attendees’ wellbeing. The review suggests that dying people find attending PDS a valuable experience that allows them to engage with others and to be supported in a restorative environment. However, further research is required to provide quality evidence to determine whether or not attendance at PDS does indeed have a positive impact on the wellbeing of attendees.
Length of publication: 17 pages
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