Dignity and patient-centred care for people with palliative care needs in the acute hospital setting: A systematic review

Source: Palliative Medicine 2015 v.29(8) p675-694

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Research article

In a nutshell: A systematic literature review was conducted to examine international evidence relating to dignity and patient-centred care for people with care needs in an acute hospital setting. The article concludes that acute hospital staff require adequate training, including symptom control, and the correct environment in which to deliver dignified and person-centred end-of-life care. Specific models/approaches to care can be beneficial, if adequate training regarding implementation is given. The needs of family members also require consideration, particularly following bereavement.

Length of publication: 20 pages

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