Palliative Care Comprehensive Tool: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

2017-08-30 20:53:21 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to introduce a palliative care tool that will result in quality, comprehensive management of patients. We anticipate that improving quality and comprehensiveness of care by using the tool will result in measurable changes in satisfaction for clinicians, patients, and caregivers. Outcome measures will include clinician satisfaction in providing palliative care, as well as patient and caregiver satisfaction with the palliative care received.


We have designed a palliative care tool to guide clinicians in best practices and comprehensive care. We will evaluate the tool based on user feedback.

We will apply the tool in a controlled study environment that randomly assigns clinicians to one of two groups. One group will receive palliative care as enhanced by the tool.

One group will receive usual care. The satisfaction of caregivers, patients, and clinicians will be evaluated in both groups at the beginning and end of the study. The satisfaction surveys are either existing or modifications of validated satisfaction surveys for clinicians, patients, and caregivers

Study Design


Palliative Care


Palliative Care Comprehensive Tool


Stonechurch Family Health Centre, Department of Family Medicine McMaster University


Not yet recruiting


McMaster University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-08-30T20:53:21-0400

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