Using palliative care assessment tools to influence and enhance clinical practice.

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Home healthcare nurse, ISSN: 1539-0713, Vol: 29, Issue: 3, Page: 139-45; quiz 146-7

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/106
PMID:
21368625
DOI:
10.1097/nhh.0b013e31820ba808
Author(s):
Rawlings, Deborah; Banfield, Elizabeth M; Yates, Patsy; Hendry, Kathy; Mylne, Susan
Publisher(s):
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
Tags:
Social Sciences; Nursing; Using; palliative; care; assessment; tools; influence; enhance; clinical; practice; Business
article description
The Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration focuses on supporting palliative care services in Australia to measure service- and patient-level outcomes, and to use these data to drive continuous quality improvement. The introduction of a suite of clinical assessment tools nationally has resulted in important enhancements to care provision at individual service level. Improved communication, enhanced assessment of patient needs, and improved identification of triggers for the need to change care plans or for referral have resulted from this change.