Home List of Titles Palliative respite services using nursing staff reduces hospitalization of patients and improves acceptance among carers
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- Palliative respite services using nursing staff reduces hospitalization of patients and improves acceptance among carers
- Barrett, M.; Wheatland, B.; Haselby, P.; Larson, A.; Kristjanson, L.; Whyatt, D.
- People caring for palliative patients at home identify respite care as a key need. However, caregiver concern over the skill level of respite care providers has been cited as a common barrier to uptake and satisfaction with respite services. This study implemented and evaluated an at-home palliative care respite service delivered by enrolled nurses, known by various names in the UK. It was found that the program reduced hospitalizations of palliative patients by 80% and potentially increased the likelihood that they would die at home.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- International Journal of Palliative Nursing, Vol. 15, no. 8 (Aug 2009), pp. 389-395
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1110 Nursing
- Australia; Caregivers; Cost-benefit analysis; Health care quality; Home care services; Hospitalisation; Logistic models; Palliative care; Palliative therapy; Respite care
- Mark Allen Publishing
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- Copyright © 2009.
- Peer reviewed