The outcomes of palliative care day services: A systematic review

Source: Palliative Medicine 2011, 25(2) p153-169

Follow this link for the article abstract

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

Some important notes: Contact your local health library for a copy of this article. To find you local health library, follow this link.

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