Gunn E Grande
Affiliation: University of Manchester
- Valued aspects of primary palliative care: content analysis of bereaved carers' descriptionsGunn E Grande
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Br J Gen Pract 54:772-8. 2004..They largely rely on general practitioners (GPs) and district nurses to support them in this role, yet little is known about what carers themselves consider important in this support...
- The influence of patient and carer age in access to palliative care servicesGunn E Grande
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, Coupland III, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Age Ageing 35:267-73. 2006..As patient and primary carer age correlate positively, patterns may be due to carer rather than patient age, and reflect better ability to obtain support among younger carers...
- Caregiver bereavement outcome: relationship with hospice at home, satisfaction with care, and home deathGunn E Grande
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
J Palliat Care 20:69-77. 2004..Home deaths were associated with both better bereavement response and better physical health post-bereavement than were inpatient deaths. Further research is needed to investigate the implications of death at home for the carer...
- Quality of life measures (EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36) as predictors of survival in palliative colorectal and lung cancer patientsGunn E Grande
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Palliat Support Care 7:289-97. 2009..This study assessed whether better prediction is achieved using generic (SF-36) HRQoL measures or cancer-specific (EORTC QLQ-C30) measures that include symptoms...
- Place of death and use of health services in the last year of lifeGunn E Grande
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting, University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K
J Palliat Care 19:263-70. 2003..This suggests that it may be difficult to sustain end-of-life care at home for an extended period. Further research incorporating assessment of informal care input and disease trajectory is required to investigate this issue...
- Prediction of appropriate timing of palliative care for older adults with non-malignant life-threatening disease: a systematic reviewPeter A Coventry
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Age Ageing 34:218-27. 2005..Additionally, research that evaluates the effect of general and specialist palliative care on psychosocial outcomes in non-cancer patients and their carers is needed...
- Women's views of consultations about familial risk of breast cancer in primary careGunn E Grande
General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, CB2 2SR, Cambridge, UK
Patient Educ Couns 48:275-82. 2002..Instead they need to ascertain the patient's understanding and provide explanations accordingly. GPs need to have, or access, enough knowledge to inform and reassure...