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- Indicators of quality of palliative care from a family perspective
- Kristjanson, Linda J.
- Examined indicators that families of the terminally ill perceive to be important in the care of the patient and themselves. 20 families of patients being cared for on a palliative care ward were asked to describe the patient's illness experience and identify the things that were important in the care of the patient and family. There were 74 caregiver behaviors identified that were important to patient care and 77 behaviors identified as important to family care. Behaviors regarded as important by family members included making patients as comfortable as possible, the type of information provided by caregivers, and the ways in which such information is communicated. Complete lists of both behavior types are appended.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Palliative Care, Vol. 1, no. 2 (Apr 1986), pp. 8-17
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1117 Public Health and Health Services
- Communication; Consumer; Consumer satisfaction; Family; Health care quality; Interpersonal communication; Mental stress; Palliative care; Palliative therapy; Professional-family relations; Psychological aspect; Quality of health care
- Centre for Bioethics, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 1986 Centre for Bioethics, IRCM.
- Peer reviewed