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Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653404/advance-care-planning-in-the-nursing-home-setting-a-practice-improvement-evaluation
#1
Alexis C Kezirian, Margaret J McGregor, Umilla Stead, Timothy Sakaluk, Beverly Spring, Sue Turgeon, Jay Slater, Janice M Murphy
This study evaluated a practice improvement initiative conducted over a 6 month period in 15 Canadian nursing homes. Goals of the initiative included: (1) use the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model to improve advance care planning (ACP) within the sample of nursing homes; (2) investigate whether improved ACP practice resulted in a change in residents' hospital use and ACP preferences for home-based care; (3) engage participating facilities in regular data collection to inform the initiative and provide a basis for reflection about ACP practice and; (4) foster a team-based participatory care culture...
January 17, 2019: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653395/involvement-of-japanese-care-managers-and-social-workers-in-advance-care-planning
#2
Yoshihisa Hirakawa, Chifa Chiang, Mayu Yasuda Uemura, Atsuko Aoyama
Successful advance care planning relies heavily on effective communication between the elderly and their families, care managers, and social workers. However, care managers and social workers are often not adequately prepared to conduct such discussion. The aim of the present study was to identify the specific challenges facing Japanese care managers and social workers when involvement in advance care planning. Two focus group discussions were held between August and November 2017, involving eleven care managers and three social workers employed at two long-term care facilities actively pursuing advance care planning initiatives...
January 17, 2019: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457490/practice-concepts-and-innovations-for-pediatric-end-of-life-care-by-the-interdisciplinary-care-team
#3
Kelsey Pease, Stephen Edward McMillin
In recent years, clinical approaches to anticipatory grief and inclusivity amongst the medical team and family members have grown. In thinking about the end-of-life concerns within the pediatric care setting, practice concepts, and innovations inform how physicians and members of the interdisciplinary care team choose to approach conversations with parents and family members, as well as the particular level of involvement parents should have in decisions regarding the end of their child's life.
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457453/dying-in-long-term-care-perspectives-from-sexual-and-gender-minority-older-adults-about-their-fears-and-hopes-for-end-of-life
#4
Katherine Kortes-Miller, Jessica Boulé, Kimberley Wilson, Arne Stinchcombe
As lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities age, many individuals expect a need to enter the long-term care system toward the end of life. Not unlike most aging Canadians, this anticipation is met with concern and fear. However, previous research suggests that older LGBTQ + individuals have unique fears often related to personal safety and discrimination. This qualitative study examined the hopes and fears of older LGBTQ + adults considering long-term care as they face end of life...
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457452/how-people-traveling-abroad-to-die-came-to-be-called-death-tourists-and-why-they-shouldn-t
#5
Sophie Haesen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457449/the-miracle-already-happened
#6
Carol Kummet
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457447/walking-in-two-worlds-hmong-end-of-life-beliefs-rituals
#7
Youhung Her-Xiong, Tracy Schroepfer
For over 40 years, the Hmong have sought refuge in the United States; however, many Hmong elders continue to honor healthcare and end-of-life beliefs and rituals that they practiced in their home country. With little knowledge by the general public and healthcare systems about these beliefs and rituals, healthcare professionals may struggle to provide the Hmong community with culturally-sensitive care. This study sought to address this gap by conducting in-depth face-to-face interviews with 12 Animist and 8Christian Hmong elders born in Southeast Asia, who now reside in the United States...
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457444/end-of-life-resource-for-african-american-caregivers-reflections-on-a-field-education-model
#8
Jodi K Hall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30457443/welcoming-death-exploring-pre-death-grief-experiences-of-caregivers-of-older-adults-with-dementia
#9
Cynthia Hovland
The death of an older adult with dementia often has an uncertain dying trajectory and has been referred to as "the long goodbye." Researchers have found both positive and negative outcomes of pre-death grief for caregivers of individuals with chronic illnesses. This qualitative study explored the end-of-life experiences for 36 bereaved family caregivers of older adults with dementia; focusing on understanding their experiences with pre-death grief. These caregivers shared experiences with the phenomenon of "welcoming death" and findings highlighted the primary reasons they anticipated, accepted, or wished for the death of their family member with dementia...
November 20, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30280987/vicarious-posttraumatic-growth-in-end-of-life-care-how-filling-gaps-in-knowledge-can-foster-clinicians-growth
#10
Sara Bybee
Vicarious posttraumatic growth is a term used to describe the positive benefits from working with trauma patients who themselves have experienced a highly stressful or traumatic event and resultant growth. Research on vicarious posttraumatic growth remains in its initial stages and findings are inconsistent, leading to the need for additional research. A literature review was performed to ascertain the methodologies guiding research on vicarious posttraumatic growth and identify gaps in knowledge. This study found that 71% of research studies examined used survey instruments to measure vicarious posttraumatic growth and 87% of these studies utilized the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (α = 0...
October 3, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30130460/a-letter-to-my-younger-self-lessons-for-the-new-hospice-social-worker
#11
Michael Bennett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30111263/illness-narrative-janice-s-story
#12
Harjot Uppal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30111251/filling-the-void-hospital-palliative-care-and-community-hospice-a-collaborative-approach-to-providing-hospital-bereavement-support
#13
Cathy J Silloway, Toni L Glover, Brian J Coleman, Sheri Kittelson
Bereavement services are often provided as components of hospice and palliative care plans, including emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual support provided to individuals and families to assist with grief, loss, and adjustment after the death of a loved one. Patient- and family-centered care is a hallmark of palliative care. Moreover, bereavement counseling is offered as a hospice care benefit that is covered by Medicare and various private insurance plans. However, not all hospital-based palliative care programs offer bereavement support...
August 15, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29856280/exploring-the-challenges-that-family-caregivers-faced-when-caring-for-hospice-patients-with-heart-failure
#14
Nai-Ching Chi, George Demiris, Kenneth C Pike, Karla Washington, Debra Parker Oliver
Although patients with heart disease comprise the second largest diagnostic group in hospice care, the challenges faced by family caregivers of hospice patients with heart failure are poorly understood and often go unaddressed. This study explored the challenges and needs of family caregivers of adults with advanced heart failure receiving hospice care in the home. The baseline quantitative and qualitative data from 28 family caregivers' participation in a large-scale hospice clinical trial of a problem-solving therapy intervention were analyzed...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29843573/advance-directives-information-delivery-in-medicare-medicaid-funded-agencies-an-exploratory-study
#15
Megumi Inoue, Catherine Tompkins, Kiersten Scruggs, Jennifer Robles
To encourage citizens to plan their end-of-life care to protect their autonomy, Congress passed the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) in 1990. Under the PSDA, all Medicare/Medicaid-funded agencies are required to ask if all the patients, upon admission, have advance directives (ADs). If they have not formulated an AD, agencies need to inform that they have a right to do so and provide them with the written information. Although this is required by law, there is no universal procedure or set standard approach to deliver the information to patients in these agencies...
May 29, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29578837/my-entrance-her-exit
#16
Elizabeth Paula Cramer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 26, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29505397/challenges-of-dealing-with-financial-concerns-during-life-threatening-illness-perspectives-of-health-care-practitioners
#17
Sally A Hageman, Anita J Tarzian, John Cagle
The costs of serious medical illness and end of life care are often a heavy burden for patients and families (Collins, Stepanczuk, Williams, & Rich, 2016 ; Kim, 2007 ; May et al., 2014 ; Zarit, 2004 ). Twenty-six practitioners, including social workers, managers/administrators, supervisors, and case managers from five health care settings, participated in qualitative semistructured interviews about financial challenges patients encountered. Seven practitioners took part in a focus group. Practitioners were recruited from hospice (n = 5), long-term care (n = 5), intensive care (n = 5), dialysis (n = 6), and oncology (n = 5)...
January 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29494791/physician-assisted-suicide-and-midwest-social-workers-where-do-they-stand
#18
N Rose Gaston, Jill M Randall, Lisa R Kiesel
Physician-assisted suicide (PAS) is explicitly legal in five states and by court decision in one. Legislative bills have been introduced in other states including Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This quantitative study was designed to understand Midwest, hospice and palliative care at end-of-life social workers' attitudes toward PAS, preferred terminology, perception of preparedness for the implementation, and awareness of PAS legislation in their state. Sixty-two social workers from Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin completed an anonymous online survey...
January 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29488858/social-workers-perceptions-of-job-satisfaction-interdisciplinary-collaboration-and-organizational-leadership
#19
Suzanne Marmo, Cathy Berkman
To address job satisfaction, and therefore employment retention, of hospice social workers, this study examined how relationships with other members of the interdisciplinary hospice team and perceptions of hospice leadership may be associated with job satisfaction of hospice social workers. The sample of 203 hospice social workers was recruited by e-mailing invitations to hospice social workers identified by hospice directors in three states, use of online social media sites accessed by hospice social workers, and snowball sampling...
January 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://read.qxmd.com/read/29488856/reflective-debriefing-a-social-work-intervention-addressing-moral-distress-among-icu-nurses
#20
Emily D Browning, Jourdan S Cruz
Health-care workers may experience moral distress when they are unable to act as they believe is ethically appropriate in their clinical work. A social worker-facilitated protocol called Reflective Debriefing was developed and tested for alleviating moral distress through regular debriefings with nursing staff on an intensive care unit (ICU). Forty-two ICU nurses completed a Moral Distress Scale-Revised (MDS-R) at the beginning and end of a 6-month period, during which time regular debriefings were offered...
January 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
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