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Few studies have focused on the care setting transitions that occur in the last year of life. A three part mixed-methods study was conducted to gain an understanding of the number and implications or impact of care setting transitions in the last year of life for rural Canadians. Provincial...
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...
Case management was initiated in the 1970s to reduce care discontinuity. A literature review focused on end-of-life (EOL) case management identified 17 research articles, with content analysis revealing two themes: (a) seeking to determine or establish the value of EOL case management and (b)...
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...
The lived experience of family caregivers who provided end-of-life care to persons with advanced dementia.Download
Objective: Dementia is a terminal illness, and family caregivers play a vital role in providing end-of-life care to their relative. The present study begins to address the paucity of research regarding end-of-life caregiving experience with dementia. Method: This study utilized Munhall's...
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?...
The provision of end-of-life care by medical-surgical nurses working in acute care: A literature review.Download
Objective: Caring for terminally ill patients is complex, stressful, and at times distressing for nurses. Acute care hospitals continue to be the predominant place of death for terminally ill patients in most Western countries. The objective of the present literature review was to explore and...
Variation by Oncologist in Treatment Patterns of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer and End-of-life Care for Colorectal Cancer Patients in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Colorectal cancer is one of major public health concerns in Canada. Prior studies have demonstrated a substantial proportion of patients in Alberta with stage III colon or stage II/III rectal cancer did not receive guideline-recommended adjuvant chemotherapy. Certain patient factors related with...