Volunteer navigation partnerships: Piloting a compassionate community approach to early palliative care

July 17, 2017

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2017 17:2

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type:  Journal Article

In a nutshell: A compassionate community approach to palliative care provides important rationale for building community-based hospice volunteer capacity. The goal of the project was to improve quality of life by developing independence, engagement, and community connections.

Length of publication: 11 pages

 


Using telehealth to support end of life care in the community: a feasibility study

November 28, 2016

Source: BMC Palliative Care 2016; 15 (94)

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Date of publication: November 2016

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The study assesses the feasibility of a telehealth-based model of service provision for community based palliative care patients, carers and clinicians. The trial shows that patients and carers can manage the technology and provide data that would otherwise not be available to the palliative care service.

Length of publication: 7 pages


Hospice to home: a patient-centric multi-professional community approach

July 9, 2015

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2015 v.21(5) p245-50

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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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