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A theory-based intervention, the Living with Hope Program (LWHP), was designed to foster hope in caregivers of family members with advanced cancer. The LWHP was developed from qualitative data and using Harding and Higginson's recommendations for family caregiver interventions as a guide. The...
This report documents the findings of a mixed-methods study focused on the advanced directives of 182 residents of three LTC facilities in southern Ontario, Canada. Although almost all had a completed advance directive within 3 months of death, most did not have a palliative designation or...
Understanding the Provision of Palliative Care in the Context of Primary Health Care: Qualitative research findings from a pilot study in a community setting in Chile.Download
This pilot study looked at the provision of palliative care in the context of primary health care in a developing setting in Chile. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to delineate the experience of palliative care from the perspective of patients and health care professionals; to examine...
This research is a visual and empirical ethnography examining the design of clinical / semi-clinical locations of death, in relation to institutionalized dying in contemporary society. Through field observations at two palliative care sites in Alberta and interviews with end-of-life healthcare...
Despite their proximity to death because of advanced old age and disability necessitating institutionalization, the oldest-old have rarely been the recipients of a comprehensive palliative approach to care or the focus of palliative care research. This lack has been attributed prognostic...
Participatory knowledge exchange to support palliative care in Chile: Lessons learned through global health research.Download
The authors designed a participatory qualitative research study to develop a collaborative partnership between palliative care practitioners in Canada and in Chile. The research goal was to support the provision of palliative care in vulnerable settings through a participatory knowledge exchange...
Background: The place of death is of considerable interest now, yet few studies have determined public preferences for place of end-of-life (EOL) care or final days of life. Objective: A survey was designed to answer three questions: (1) What are public preferences for the place of last days?...
AIM: This project investigated New Zealanders' views about palliative care and local hospice services. METHOD: A representative population-based sample of 1011 New Zealanders completed an online survey. RESULTS: The age, gender, and geographic region of the 1011 participants were broadly...
An Examination of Palliative or End-of-Life Care Education in Introductory Nursing Programs across CanadaDownload
An investigation was done to assess for and describe the end-of-life education provided in Canadian nursing programs to prepare students for practice. All 35 university nursing schools/faculties were surveyed in 2004; 29 (82.9%) responded. At that time, all but one routinely provided this...