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- 1Abbasi, Marjan
- 1Barnes, N.
- 1Brett-MacLean, Pamela
- 1Brémault-Phillips, Suzette
- 1Forbes, D. A.
- 1Hewitt, J.
The delivery of safe care is an expectation and a central concern of individuals using the healthcare system, particularly for those who find themselves as patients in hospitals. Healthcare researchers' reports and discussions of harm while receiving hospital services speak to the global...
A descriptive-comparative study was undertaken to examine current end-of-life care needs and practices in hospital. A chart review for all 1,018 persons who died from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 in two full-service Canadian hospitals was conducted. Most decedents were elderly (73.8%) and...
This mixed-methods study addressed the problem that although waiting placement is considered a major hospital utilization issue, minimal evidence exists to highlight the extent of it and the personal impact of waiting placement. An analysis of two years of complete hospital data for the Canadian...
Patient care frequently focuses on physical aspects of disease management, with variable attention given to spiritual needs. And yet, patients indicate that spiritual suffering adds to distress associated with illness. Spirituality, broadly defined as that which gives meaning and purpose to a...