Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2015 v.21(5) p245-50
Date of publication: May 2015
Publication type: Article
In a nutshell: This article describes how one hospice developed a model of care working in partnership with statutory services that provided patient-centred care, achieved preferences and prevented unnecessary admissions into hospital. It describes each element of the model and how they work seamlessly together. The evaluation of the model suggests that maximal impact can be gained by focusing service development on expanding and improving care at home. Preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, while simultaneously improving the quality of care, remains the fundamental driver for high-quality end-of-life care.
Length of publication: 6 pages
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