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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...
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...
Attitudes and Opinions of Pediatric Physicians Regarding Decisions to Withdraw or Withhold Medically-Provided Hydration or NutritionDownload
Deciding to forego intravenous hydration (IH) and medically-provided nutrition (MPN) in pediatric patients remains controversial. Minimal published research exists that explores the attitudes and approaches of pediatricians who are making these decisions. This survey explored attitudes and...
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 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...
Evaluation of the living with hope program for rural women caregivers of persons with advanced cancer.Download
Background Hope has been identified as a key psychosocial resource among family caregivers to manage and deal with the caregiver experience. The Living with Hope Program is a self-administered intervention that consists of watching an international award winning Living with Hope film and...
Family members providing home-based palliative care to older adults: The enactment of multiple rolesDownload
Canadians are experiencing increased life expectancy and chronic illness requiring end-of-life care. There is limited research on the multiple roles for family members providing home-based palliative care. Based on a larger ethnographic study of client-family-provider relationships in home-based...
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...