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The goal of this project is to determine the feasibility and acceptability of a hospice decision aid among a diverse population of older adults at multiple stages of illness (Aim 1) and to determine the preliminary efficacy of the hospice decision aid on decision quality, hospice knowledge, and values-concordance (Aim 2). By testing the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of a novel hospice PtDA in a diverse population of older adults, additionally the study will simultaneously explore barriers to PtDA implementation in both an outpatient primary care and inpatient palliative care setting. The study will also gather sufficient pilot data to support a subsequent effectiveness/implementation trial and thus address the absence of quality of SDM interventions for end-of-life care decision-making.
Hospice Decision Aids
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-01-11T10:53:11-0500
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A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.
Mathematical or statistical procedures used as aids in making a decision. They are frequently used in medical decision-making.
Medical care provided after the regular practice schedule of the physicians. Usually it is designed to deliver 24-hour-a-day and 365-day-a-year patient care coverage for emergencies, triage, pediatric care, or hospice care.
A graphic device used in decision analysis, series of decision options are represented as branches (hierarchical).
Specialized health care, supportive in nature, provided to a dying person. A holistic approach is often taken, providing patients and their families with legal, financial, emotional, or spiritual counseling in addition to meeting patients' immediate physical needs. Care may be provided in the home, in the hospital, in specialized facilities (HOSPICES), or in specially designated areas of long-term care facilities. The concept also includes bereavement care for the family. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
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