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Systematic review of the hospice performance literature.

Hospice is the key provider of end-of-life care to patients. As the number of U.S. hospice agencies has rapidly increased, the performance has been scrutinized more deeply.

Health Care Worker Perceptions of Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Hospital-to-Hospice Transitions.

Care transitions from the hospital to hospice are a difficult time, and gaps during this transitions could cause poor care experiences and outcomes. However, little is known about what gaps exist in the hospital-to-hospice transition. To understand the process of hospital-to-hospice transition and identify common gaps in the transition that result in unsafe or poor patient and family caregiver experiences. We conducted a qualitative descriptive study using semistructured interviews with health care worker...

Medication Safety in Hospice and Palliative Care Settings.

Emotional Intelligence in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses: Decreasing Moral Distress in End-of-Life Care and Laying a Foundation for Improved Outcomes: An Integrative Review.

A New Era in Pediatric Hospice Care for Military Families.

: This series on palliative care is developed in collaboration with the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA; The HPNA aims to guide nurses in preventing and relieving suffering and in giving the best possible care to patients and families, regardless of the stage of disease or the need for other therapies. The HPNA offers education, certification, advocacy, leadership, and research.

Injury in yoga asana practice: Assessment of the risks.

The risk of injury from modern yoga asana practice is poorly characterized in the scientific literature, but anecdotal reports in the lay literature and press have posed questions about the possibility of frequent, severe injuries.

Hospice enrollment among cancer patients in Texas covered by Medicare managed care and traditional fee-for-service plans: a statewide population-based study.

Although rates of hospice use have increased over time, insurance plan- and racial/ethnic-based disparities in rates have been reported in the USA. We hypothesized that increased rates of hospice use would reduce or eliminate insurance plan-based disparities and that racial/ethnic disparities would be eliminated in managed care (MC) insurance plans.

Live Discharge From Hospice Due to Acute Hospitalization: The Role of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Characteristics and Race/Ethnicity.

Acute hospitalization is a frequent reason for live discharge from hospice. Although risk factors for live discharge among hospice patients have been well documented, prior research has not examined the role of neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics, or how these characteristics relate to racial/ethnic disparities in hospice outcomes.

Norepinephrine pressor infusion withdrawal in a National Health Service hospice.

Norepinephrine (NE) is a peripheral vasoconstrictor used as an emergency measure to restore blood pressure secondary to acute hypotension. NE must be administered centrally as a continuous infusion and requires intensive monitoring. Consequently, its use is restricted to critical care environments. We discuss the withdrawal of NE in a hospice for a patient with advanced malignancy and profound hypotension from sepsis. The patient was admitted to intensive care but chose to stop active treatment and insisted...

Rise Above: Experiences of Spirituality Among Family Caregivers Caring for Their Dying Family Member in a Hospice Setting in Pakistan.

Family caregivers experience multiple transitions, resolutions, loss, and grief where their search for meaning becomes evident. Spirituality is an important dimension of palliative care, yet little attention has been given to this important aspect of spirituality especially among the family caregivers in a hospice setting. The study aimed to bring the hidden voices of family caregivers, their own spiritual experiences caring for their dying patients in a hospice setting, to guide and direct the care practic...

Lots of little ones: Analysis of charitable donations to a hospice and palliative care unit in Taiwan.

Charitable donations play a major role in the provision of hospice and palliative care (HPC) services, most of which are not reimbursed by health insurance programs. A good understanding of the constitution and use of donations is thus conducive to maintaining a high-quality HPC unit.

Nature of Discussions About Systemic Therapy Discontinuation or Hospice among Patients, Families, and Palliative Care Clinicians during Care for Incurable Cancer: A Qualitative Study.

Patient/clinician communication is critical to quality cancer care at the end-of-life (EOL). Yet discussions about systemic therapy discontinuation or hospice as a care option are commonly deferred. Real-time communication about these complex topics has not been evaluated. Palliative care visits may provide useful insight into how communication about EOL care occurs over time. To explore the nature of discussions about systemic therapy discontinuation and hospice among patients, families, and palliative ca...

A Multimodality Approach to Learning: Educating Nursing Students in Palliative Care.

Palliative care education at the undergraduate and graduate level is necessary to improve the competency and confidence of nurses and ultimately improve the care of patients with a chronic illness. Unfortunately, the curriculum in nursing education programs lacks palliative care content, resulting in a lack of preparation and confidence among nursing students. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of educating nursing students utilizing an interactive, multimodality palliative care class that f...

Intention-to-treat analyses for randomised controlled trials in hospice/palliative care: the case for analyses to be of people exposed to the intervention.

Minimising bias in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) includes intention-to-treat (ITT) analyses. Hospice/palliative care RCTs are constrained by high attrition unpredictable when consenting, including withdrawals between randomisation and first exposure to the intervention. Such withdrawals may systematically bias findings away from the new intervention being evaluated if they are considered non-responders. This study aimed to quantify this impact within ITT principles.

Incidence and Characteristics Associated with Hospital Readmission after Discharge to Home Hospice.

Home hospice is designed to provide comfort to patients at the end of their life and hospital readmission is incongruent with this goal. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of and characteristics associated with hospital readmissions from home hospice over a two-year period. This was a retrospective cohort study of 705 inpatients discharged from a quaternary academic medical center to home hospice from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017. Measures: The primary outcome was incidence...

In what ways might group clinical supervision affect the development of resilience in hospice nurses?

Resilience is important to sustain hospice nurses through a challenging career. Clinical supervision is a commonly cited support strategy, but there is limited evidence which focuses on its influence on the development of resilience in hospice nurses.

End-of-Life Dreams and Visions and Posttraumatic Growth: A Comparison Study.

End-of-life dreams and visions (ELDVs) can provide both meaning and comfort to individuals nearing death. While research has examined the prevalence and content of ELDVs, little is known on how dreaming at end of life may affect psychological processes. This study aimed to explore differences in posttraumatic growth (PTG) between hospice patients who experience ELDVs and hospice patients who do not experience this phenomenon. This is a multimethod cross-sectional comparison study. 70 hospice patients (35...


The aim of the study is to analyze individual legal problems of the implementation of the human right to palliative care. To achieve this goal, statistical data on the number of palliative patients, their access to medical services were analyzed. The absence of reasons for limiting the patient's right to receive palliative care, as such a right is a fundamental human right, is substantiated. An analysis of the understanding of the legal construction of "palliative care" in the scientific literature, nationa...

Analysis of Inpatient Hospice Pharmacist Interventions Within a Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Clinical pharmacy interventions have been shown to improve medication therapy, prevent undesirable side effects, and improve patients' clinical outcomes in a number of settings; however, limited data exist to characterize clinical pharmacy specialist (CPS) providers' interventions in an inpatient hospice Veteran Affairs (VA) setting. The primary objective of this quality improvement (QI) project was to quantify the number and types of pharmacy interventions implemented from the Pharmacists Achieve Results w...

Push Hard, Push Fast, Do Not Stop-Optimal Chest Compression Rate and Depth.

The Experiences of Family Caregivers at the End of Life: Suffering, Compassion Satisfaction and Support of Health Care Professionals: Experiences of Caregivers at the End of Life.

A death with dignity is influenced by the quality of care offered to patients. The objective of this study was to identify, through the firsthand experiences and insights of family caregivers, the key elements related to the care offered to patients with a terminal illness at the end of life. This multicenter qualitative study was based on the paradigm of hermeneutic phenomenology. Participants were relatives of patients with terminal illness who had been identified as primary caregivers. Five discussion gr...

Challenges in Implementing Hospice Clinical Trials: Preserving Scientific Integrity While Facing Changing Environments.

Numerous changes can occur between the original design plans for clinical trials, the submission of funding proposals, and the implementation of the clinical trial. In the hospice setting, environmental changes can present significant obstacles, which require changes to the original plan designs, recruitment and staffing. The purpose of the paper is to share lessons and problem-solving strategies that can assist in future hospice trials.

Has There Been a Shift in Use of Subacute Rehabilitation Instead of Hospice Referral Since Immunotherapy Has Become Available?

Immunotherapy has rapidly become the mainstream treatment of multiple cancer types. Since the first drug approval in 2011, we have noted a decline in referrals from inpatient oncology to hospice and an increase in referrals to subacute rehabilitation (SAR) facilities, possibly with the aim of getting strong enough for immunotherapy and other promising drugs. This study explores outcomes after discharge to SAR, including rates of cancer-directed therapy after SAR, overall survival, and hospice use.

Kennedy Terminal Ulcers: A Scoping Review.

YouTube Videos as a Source of Palliative Care Education: A Review.

The lack of consumer knowledge and misconception of services could impede requests for and acceptance of palliative care. YouTube has been widely used for health information dissemination. To explore the availability and characteristics of palliative care educational videos on YouTube and determine how palliative care is portrayed in these videos. Keyword search and snowball methods were used to identify palliative care videos on YouTube. A structured data collection protocol was developed to record chara...

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