Hospice Care

Publication Title: 
The journal of nursing research: JNR

The purpose of this hermeneutic study was to investigate the essence of spirituality of terminally ill patients. In-depth unstructured interviews were used as the method for data collection. In the six-month period of data collection, the researcher was in the role of a hospice palliative care consultant who directly took care of the subject patients in a hospice ward of a teaching hospital. The six subjects were selected purposively according to various demographic backgrounds. Interview transcripts provided the data for analysis.

Author(s): 
Chao, Co-Shi Chantal
Chen, Ching-Huey
Yen, Miaofen
Publication Title: 
Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy

Exploring the spiritual and psychological realms is more difficult than simply addressing the physical dimension of palliative care. Knowing oneself is essential to align one's work within the hospice philosophy. Giving and receiving love are equally important. This case study examines importance of self-awareness in managing escalating suffering at the end of life.

Author(s): 
Goswami, Dinesh Chandra
Publication Title: 
The journal of nursing research: JNR

The purpose of this hermeneutic study was to investigate the essence of spirituality of terminally ill patients. In-depth unstructured interviews were used as the method for data collection. In the six-month period of data collection, the researcher was in the role of a hospice palliative care consultant who directly took care of the subject patients in a hospice ward of a teaching hospital. The six subjects were selected purposively according to various demographic backgrounds. Interview transcripts provided the data for analysis.

Author(s): 
Chao, Co-Shi Chantal
Chen, Ching-Huey
Yen, Miaofen
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Scholarship: An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

PURPOSE: To describe issues and dilemmas related to nonparticipation, attrition, and needs for assistance in research with vulnerable home hospice participants. DESIGN AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis, with descriptive statistics of the frequency of issues and dilemmas that occurred in a research study with a vulnerable population.

Author(s): 
Dobratz, Marjorie C.
Publication Title: 
Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer

GOALS OF WORK: The use of validated tools is increasingly accepted as an unqualified good that is viewed as best practice in supportive care. This article begins to explore the impact of standardized questionnaire use in supportive care by presenting findings from recent qualitative research on clients' perceptions of the use of standardized assessment tools during their hospice experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: There were two arms to this phenomenological descriptive study: A. Interviews with hospice patients and their carers; B. Interviews with hospice staff.

Author(s): 
McGrath, Pam
Moore, Alex
McNaught, Meg
Palmer, Gail
Greene, Anne
Atkinson, Dawn
Publication Title: 
Global Journal of Health Science

INTRODUCTION-AIM: The concept of nursing care in learning disability community settings has not been investigated in Greece. The aim of this paper is to investigate how nurses working in learning disability community settings perceive the meaning of nursing care. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 100 nurses and nursing assistants working in a social care hospice.

Author(s): 
Fotiadou, Elpida
Malliarou, Maria
Zetta, Stella
Gouva, Mary
Kotrotsiou, Evaggelia
Publication Title: 
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Complementary therapies have found increasing vogue in the management of patients with cancer, although little formal evaluation has been undertaken. We report on our experience of offering hynotherapy to palliative care outpatients in a hospice day care setting. During 2 1/2 years, 256 patients had hypnotherapy, all singly; two-thirds (n = 104) were women. Only 13% (n = 21) had four or more treatment sessions. At the time of survey, the 52 patients still alive were mailed an evaluation sheet, of whom 41 responded. 61% reported improved coping with their illness.

Author(s): 
Finlay, I. G.
Jones, O. L.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care

Increasing numbers of people have been supplementing their health care needs with complementary therapies. Complementary therapies have been used to promote health and treat patients with a variety of ailments. Types of complementary therapies used with terminally ill patients have included massage, therapeutic touch, Reiki, art and music therapy, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy. The purpose of this study was to survey primary caregivers (PCGs) regarding their perceptions and satisfaction with a hospice complementary therapy program.

Author(s): 
Demmer, Craig
Sauer, Janice
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care

PURPOSE: To assess the use of complementary and alternative medicine in hospice care in the state of Washington. METHODS: Hospices offering inpatient and outpatient care in Washington State were surveyed by phone interview. RESULTS: Response rate was 100%.

Author(s): 
Kozak, Leila E.
Kayes, Lucy
McCarty, Rachelle
Walkinshaw, Catharine
Congdon, Sean
Kleinberger, Janis
Hartman, Valerie
Standish, Leanna J.
Publication Title: 
Professioni Infermieristiche

PURPOSE: Although there has been an increase in the use of CT (Complementary Therapy) in Europe, little is known about CT available in Italian hospices. The present study is aimed at assessing the diffusion and typologies of CT used to treat chronic pain in Italian hospices. METHODS. An online survey was e-mailed to a regional sample of 16 hospices, which included questions on common CT used to treat malignant or nonmalignant chronic pain, and the barriers to their utilization. RESULTS: The response rate was 81%. Only 5 hospices (38%) offered CT with conventional treatment.

Author(s): 
Latina, Roberto
Mastroianni, Chiara
Sansoni, Julita
Piredda, Michele
Casale, Giuseppe
D'Angelo, Daniela
Tarsitani, Gianfranco
De Marinis, Maria Grazia

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