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International Journal of Palliative Nursing

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785823/politics-and-palliative-care-namibia
#1
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785822/research-roundup
#2
Karen Heggs
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785821/care-for-dementia-patients-at-the-end-of-life
#3
Laura Glenny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785820/considering-culture-and-ethnicity-in-family-centred-dementia-care-at-the-end-of-life-a-case-study
#4
Wendy Mountford, Karen Harrison Dening
BACKGROUND: The UK older population is becoming increasingly ethnically diverse, with a projected eight-fold increase in dementia among black, Asian and minority ethnic communities over the next 30 years, compared with a two-fold increase in white British people with dementia. AIMS: This Admiral Nurse case study explores an understanding of culture and ethnic background in families' experiences of dementia and caring using a culturagram assessment framework. FINDINGS: The culturagram enabled a more comprehensive assessment, so that care delivery was sensitive to the specific cultural and ethnicity issues in a relationship-centred approach to dementia care...
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785819/dog-handlers-experiences-of-therapy-dogs-impact-on-life-near-death-for-persons-with-dementia
#5
Anna Swall, Åsa Craftman, Åke Grundberg, Eleonor Wiklund, Nina Väliaho, Carina Lundh Hagelin
BACKGROUND: Persons with dementia may have severe physical and psychological symptoms at the end of life. A therapy dog used in their care can provide comfort and relieve their anxiety. The dog handler guides the dog during the interaction with the patient. AIM: To describe the impact of therapy dogs on people with dementia in the final stages of life from the perspective of the dog handler. METHODS: Interviews were conducted and analysed using qualitative content analysis...
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785818/advancing-the-science-of-outcome-measurement-in-paediatric-palliative-care
#6
Richard Harding, Lizzie Chambers, Myra Bluebond-Langner
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of appropriate, validated person-centred outcome measures (PCOM) for paediatric palliative care in the scientific literature, and as a result there is not a tool to drive and evaluate care of children and young people. METHODS: In line with COnsensus-based Standards for the selection of health Measurement INstruments (COSMIN) guidance, an expert group was convened to elicit views on the domains/items to include in a PCOM, implementation challenges and requirements for use in routine care by practitioners...
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785817/the-rationale-for-making-a-short-dvd-in-relation-to-the-last-offices-procedure
#7
Bridie Jones, Maria Parry
BACKGROUND: This article outlines the rationale of developing a DVD using a simulated patient to show students how to perform the last offices in the UK and what they can expect when a patient dies. AIM: This is an aspect of the curriculum that students felt was not adequately covered and they were anxious about experiencing the death of a patient for the first time. The DVD allowed a large number of students to receive extra teaching on this topic and was a time-effective way of introducing more teaching into the curriculum...
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30785816/hospice-uk-national-conference-2018
#8
Tracey Bleakley, Heather Richardson, Shaun O'Leary, Caroline Scates, Karen Harrison Dening, Kerry Harrison
Foreword Hospice UK's annual conference is the national hospice and palliative care charity's flagship event, bringing together everyone involved in leading hospice, palliative and end-of-life care for adults, children and young people. In 2018, the conference spanned two days and was held at the International Centre in Telford, Shropshire. Its theme was Transforming Palliative Care and it provided a unique forum for delegates to discuss current and forthcoming issues facing the hospice and palliative care community, and to discover new ways of thinking from outside of the sector...
February 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676161/research-roundup
#9
Karen Heggs
Synopses of a selection of recently published research articles of relevance to palliative care.
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676160/nurses-perspectives-on-the-personal-and-professional-impact-of-providing-nurse-led-primary-palliative-care-in-outpatient-oncology-settings
#10
Kaitlin Feldenzer, Margaret Rosenzweig, Jesse A Soodalter, Yael Schenker
BACKGROUND: Palliative care (PC) workforce shortages have led to a need for primary PC provided by non-specialists. The Care Management by Oncology Nurses (CONNECT) intervention provides infusion room oncology nurses with training and support to provide primary PC. AIMS: To describe nurses' perspectives on the personal and professional impact of training and provision of primary PC as part of CONNECT. METHODS: This qualitative study consisted of in-depth telephone interviews with 11 nurses at oncology practices in Pennsylvania...
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676159/politics-and-palliative-care-zimbabwe
#11
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676158/informational-needs-of-family-caregivers-of-people-with-intellectual-disability-who-require-palliative-care-a-two-phase-integrative-review-of-the-literature
#12
Laurie McKibben, Kevin Brazil, Peter Hudson, Dorry McLaughlin
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disabilities are living longer, with increasingly complex needs and their family caregivers may have a broad scope of unmet needs. AIMS: To identify the most common needs of family caregivers, to identify gaps in the literature, and distinguish the information needs of family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities who require palliative care. METHODS: This two phase literature review used five electronic databases (CINAHL, PsycINFO, Medline, Cochrane and Pubmed)...
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676157/a-grounded-theory-study-of-the-perceptions-and-meanings-associated-with-gastrostomies-among-parents-of-children-with-palliative-needs
#13
Lourdes Chocarro, Alicia Moreno, Marta Barceló, Ricardo Martino, Purificación González
BACKGROUND: There is few literature on the difficulties and different meanings of gastrostomy tubes (GST) for parents of children with palliative needs, and what specific palliative care teams contribute to this process. AIM: To explore the process of information in the decision of performing a gastrostomy and the meanings that parents of children with palliative needs build around them. DESIGN: Semi-structured interviews which were transcribed and analysed using Grounded Theory...
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676156/whither-advanced-practice
#14
Philip J Larkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676155/palliative-care-delivery-descriptions-of-community-based-services-in-vellore-india-and-seattle-washington
#15
Jina M Taub, Heather Coats, Curtis Coats, Ardith Doorenbos, Rajeswari Siva, Vathsala Sadan, Greeda Alexander, Shandrila Immanuel, Vinitha Ravindran, Selva Titus Chacko, Riana Nolet
BACKGROUND: A public health approach to palliative care supports community-dwelling adults with advanced illness. A better understanding of successful community-based palliative care programmes and partnerships is needed to expand community-based services for ageing populations. AIMS: This study describes two organisations in two different countries that provide health and social services to community-dwelling adults with advanced illness. METHODS: Unstructured key-informant interviews and observational data were collected at the Christian Medical College's College of Nursing Community Health Programme (Vellore, India) and at Phinney Neighborhood Association Village (Seattle, Washington, USA)...
January 2, 2019: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30571253/excellence-in-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-provision-for-people-with-intellectual-disability
#16
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Jason Davidson
BACKGROUND: People with an intellectual disability experience significant inequalities in end-of-life and palliative care provision. AIMS: To identify the key characteristics of practice initiatives and case reports that have won a UK award for the outstanding provision of end-of-life care for people with ID (2008-2018). METHODS: Thematic content analysis of the written nominations for award winners and those highly commended (n=25). FINDINGS: Four themes were identified: (1) Good practice was dependent on 'champions' with drive, enthusiasm and determination, supported by committed organisations and managers...
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30571252/improving-the-approach-to-future-care-planning-in-care-homes
#17
Julie Kinley, Lilette Denton, Jean Levy
BACKGROUND: There is international and national interest in the availability and provision of quality end-of-life care. In the UK this includes the promotion of advance care planning (ACP). AIMS: To support care home staff to apply national policy on ACP in practice. METHODS: A proactive document, the PErsonalised Advisory CarE (PEACE) plan, was created. An audit was undertaken of its implementation in practice in one care home. FINDINGS: All of the residents with a PEACE plan who died (n=8) did so in their preferred place of care; only 50% of residents (3 out of 6) without a PEACE plan died in their preferred place of care...
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30571251/integrated-or-not
#18
Anna-Marie Stevens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30571250/politics-and-palliative-care-botswana
#19
Dion Smyth
Dion Smyth's review of palliative nursing on the internet.
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30571249/upholding-an-ideal-image-of-palliative-work-in-the-face-of-obstacles
#20
Ingela Beck, Christina Pålsson, Anita Bengtsson Tops
OBJECTIVE: Homecare workers play a pivotal role in palliative care, but research on their experiences is limited. The aim of this study was to describe how homecare workers in Sweden experience their work in palliative homecare. METHOD: This qualitative study used open-ended interviews with a purposive sample of 15 homecare workers. The data was analysed by means of qualitative content analysis. RESULTS: One main theme emerged from the analysis: upholding an ideal image of palliative work...
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
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