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Intervention to Improve Care at Life's End

2014-09-29 15:57:38 | BioPortfolio

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Evaluation of an Intervention Designed to Enhance the Quality of Decision Support Provided to Patients Making Decsions About End-of-Life Place of Care

Most dying cancer patients would prefer a home death yet die in an institution. Patients can experience uncertainty when weighing practical considerations, concern for others, and their p...

Community Health Workers and Diabetes Education

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of a diabetes education program delivered to CHW in improving the metabolic control of patients with type 2 DM. The study is a randomized c...

METRIC: Measurement, Education and Tracking in Integrated Care

The proposed study seeks to establish the feasibility of universal screening for depression in an adult primary care safety net setting, measure the effectiveness of a culturally appropria...

Technology Assisted Stepped Collaborative Care Intervention

This study evaluates a collaborative care intervention in reducing depression, fatigue and pain symptoms and improving health related quality of life in hemodialysis patients. Half of part...

Bamberg Diabetes Transitional Care Pilot Study

Bamberg County residents who has been diagnosed with or is at high risk for diabetes, may be eligible for a clinical research study to improve diabetes self-management and decrease hospita...

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Comfort-Supporting Nursing Activities for End-of-Life Patients in an Institutionalized Environment.

Comfort promotion plays a significant role in end-of-life patient care. The objective of this study was to determine the utilization rate of comfort supporting nursing activities in end-of-life patien...

The outcomes of peer-led diabetes education in comparison to education delivered by health professionals in Iranian patients.

Education is an important aspect of care for diabetic patients. This study aimed to compare the effect of education by health care provider and peer on self-care behaviors among Iranian patients with ...

A Needs Assessment of Brain Death Education in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowships.

To assess the current training in brain death examination provided during pediatric critical care medicine fellowship.

Experimental classroom games: a didactic tool in palliative care.

Objective To evaluate the effect of a games-based intervention on palliative care nursing students' scores on the Collett-Lester Fear of Death Scale. The challenge was to innovate and integrate grief-...

Using Intervention Mapping for child development and wellbeing programs in early childhood education and care settings.

Supporting children's social and emotional learning benefits all elements of children's development and has been associated with positive mental health and wellbeing, development of values and life sk...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)

Patient care intended to prevent or relieve suffering in conditions that ensure optimal quality living.

The use of severity-of-illness measures, such as age, to estimate the risk (measurable or predictable chance of loss, injury or death) to which a patient is subject before receiving some health care intervention. This adjustment allows comparison of performance and quality across organizations, practitioners, and communities. (from JCAHO, Lexikon, 1994)

The purpose of this 1990 federal act is to assure that individuals receiving health care services will be given an opportunity to participate in and direct health care decisions affecting themselves. Under this act, hospitals, health care agencies, and health maintenance organizations are responsible for developing patient information for distribution. The information must include patients' rights, advance directives, living wills, ethics committees' consultation and education functions, limited medical treatment (support/comfort care only), mental health treatment, resuscitation, restraints, surrogate decision making and transfer of care. (from JCAHO, Lexicon, 1994)

Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.

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