hospice care

Summary

Summary: 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)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Trends in the aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life
    Craig C Earle
    MSc, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana Farber Cancer Center, 44 Binney St, 454 STE 21 24, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:315-21. 2004
  2. ncbi Family perspectives on end-of-life care at the last place of care
    Joan M Teno
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    JAMA 291:88-93. 2004
  3. ncbi The therapeutic effect of modified Yu Ping Feng San on idiopathic sweating in end-stage cancer patients during hospice care
    Shih Che Chiu
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Phytother Res 23:363-6. 2009
  4. ncbi Place of death and palliative care following discharge from paediatric intensive care units
    Lorna K Fraser
    Paediatric Epidemiology Group, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:1195-8. 2011
  5. ncbi Racial/ethnic disparities in hospice care: a systematic review
    Lilian Liou Cohen
    Department of Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:763-8. 2008
  6. ncbi Outcome assessment instruments in palliative and hospice care--a review of the literature
    Stephanie Stiel
    Division of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Krankenhausstrasse 12, 91054, Erlangen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:2879-93. 2012
  7. ncbi Issues in rural palliative care: views from the countryside
    Carole A Robinson
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rural Health 26:78-84. 2010
  8. ncbi Comparing hospice and nonhospice patient survival among patients who die within a three-year window
    Stephen R Connor
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:238-46. 2007
  9. ncbi Importance of end-of-life support to minimize caregiver's regret during bereavement of the elderly for better subsequent adaptation to bereavement
    Akiko Akiyama
    Department of Health Promotion Science, Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 7 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:175-8. 2010
  10. ncbi Perinatal hospice. Comprehensive care for the family of the fetus with a lethal condition
    Byron C Calhoun
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Nursing, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:343-8. 2003

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  1. ncbi Trends in the aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of life
    Craig C Earle
    MSc, Center for Outcomes and Policy Research, Dana Farber Cancer Center, 44 Binney St, 454 STE 21 24, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:315-21. 2004
    ..To characterize the aggressiveness of end-of-life cancer treatment for older adults on Medicare, and its relationship to the availability of healthcare resources...
  2. ncbi Family perspectives on end-of-life care at the last place of care
    Joan M Teno
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    JAMA 291:88-93. 2004
    ..Over the past century, nursing homes and hospitals increasingly have become the site of death, yet no national studies have examined the adequacy or quality of end-of-life care in institutional settings compared with deaths at home...
  3. ncbi The therapeutic effect of modified Yu Ping Feng San on idiopathic sweating in end-stage cancer patients during hospice care
    Shih Che Chiu
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    Phytother Res 23:363-6. 2009
    ..Thirty two end-stage cancer patients receiving hospice care, with exclusion criteria including sweating due to known causes and taking drugs which may affect the sweating ..
  4. ncbi Place of death and palliative care following discharge from paediatric intensive care units
    Lorna K Fraser
    Paediatric Epidemiology Group, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:1195-8. 2011
    ..To determine where children die following discharge from paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in Great Britain and to investigate if this varies by discharge to palliative care...
  5. ncbi Racial/ethnic disparities in hospice care: a systematic review
    Lilian Liou Cohen
    Department of Pediatrics, New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell Campus, New York, New York 10021, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:763-8. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the demographics of hospice users or the use of hospice services by specific racial and ethnic groups...
  6. ncbi Outcome assessment instruments in palliative and hospice care--a review of the literature
    Stephanie Stiel
    Division of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Krankenhausstrasse 12, 91054, Erlangen, Germany
    Support Care Cancer 20:2879-93. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to systematically review instrument for outcome assessment that have been used or proposed for research and clinical practice in palliative care...
  7. ncbi Issues in rural palliative care: views from the countryside
    Carole A Robinson
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rural Health 26:78-84. 2010
    ..Hospice palliative services are an essential need in both urban and rural settings. Rural communities, in particular, are vulnerable to receiving inadequate services due to their geographic isolation...
  8. ncbi Comparing hospice and nonhospice patient survival among patients who die within a three-year window
    Stephen R Connor
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:238-46. 2007
    ....
  9. ncbi Importance of end-of-life support to minimize caregiver's regret during bereavement of the elderly for better subsequent adaptation to bereavement
    Akiko Akiyama
    Department of Health Promotion Science, Division of Health Sciences, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 7 Yamadaoka, Suita City, Osaka 565 0871, Japan
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 50:175-8. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that end-of-life support to minimize caregiver regret during bereavement was crucial for better subsequent adaptation to bereavement...
  10. ncbi Perinatal hospice. Comprehensive care for the family of the fetus with a lethal condition
    Byron C Calhoun
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Nursing, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:343-8. 2003
    ..To describe our experience in providing a program of structured interdisciplinary care for the families of fetuses prenatally diagnosed with a lethal congenital anomaly...
  11. ncbi Barriers to hospice care and referrals: survey of physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in a health maintenance organization
    Leslea Brickner
    Department of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Oakland, California 94611, USA
    J Palliat Med 7:411-8. 2004
    Many proponents of hospice care believe that this service is underutilized.
  12. ncbi Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up study
    Alison E Kris
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:264-9. 2006
    ..The authors examine the association between patient length of hospice enrollment and major depressive disorder (MDD) among the surviving primary family caregivers 13 months after the patient's death...
  13. pmc Quality of hospice care for individuals with dementia
    Jennifer S Albrecht
    Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1060-5. 2013
    ..dementia constitute an increasing proportion of hospice enrollees, yet little is known about the quality of hospice care for this population...
  14. ncbi A comparison of the quality of care provided to cancer patients in the UK in the last three months of life in in-patient hospices compared with hospitals, from the perspective of bereaved relatives: results from a survey using the VOICES questionnaire
    J M Addington-Hall
    School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton
    Palliat Med 23:190-7. 2009
    The importance of evaluating systematically the effectiveness of hospice care has been noted for at least 20 years...
  15. ncbi Letting go of the rope--aggressive treatment, hospice care, and open access
    Alexi A Wright
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:324-7. 2007
  16. ncbi Hospice care delivered at home, in nursing homes and in dedicated hospice facilities: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence
    B Candy
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:121-33. 2011
    b>Hospice care supports patients and their families physically and emotionally through the dying phase. In many countries a substantial portion of specialised end-of-life care is provided through hospices...
  17. ncbi Ethical considerations for the utilization of tele-health technologies in home and hospice care by the nursing profession
    George Demiris
    Department of Health Management and Informatics, School of Medicine, School of Social Work, and Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 30:56-66. 2006
    Home care, including hospice care, is a growing component of the current healthcare system and pertains to care services that are provided to individuals, their family members, and caregivers in their own residence...
  18. ncbi A technical solution to improving palliative and hospice care
    Michael A Kallen
    Department of General Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P O Box 301402, Houston, TX 77230 1402, USA
    Support Care Cancer 20:167-74. 2012
    This project sought to help palliative and hospice care practices improve patient care quality and operational efficiency by improving patient symptom status reporting and symptom management, reducing associated provider documentation ..
  19. ncbi Evaluating palliative care: bereaved family members' evaluations of patients' pain, anxiety and depression
    Christine J McPherson
    Department of Palliative Care and Policy C J McP, J M A H, Guy s, King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College, London, United Kingdom
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:104-14. 2004
    ..Recommendations are made to improve the design of retrospective palliative care surveys...
  20. ncbi Hospice care in nursing homes: does it contribute to higher quality pain management?
    Jeanie S Kayser-Jones
    Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 2 Koret Way, Box 0610, San Francisco, CA 94143 0610, USA
    Gerontologist 46:325-33. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate pain management among 42 hospice and 65 non-hospice residents in two proprietary nursing homes...
  21. ncbi Humor in hospice care: who, where, and how much?
    Kathleen N Adamle
    Kent State University Kent, Ohio, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 22:287-90. 2005
    ..These findings were consistent regardless of hospice setting. Humor was spontaneous and frequent, and instances of humorous interactions were a prevalent part of everyday hospice work...
  22. pmc Hospices' enrollment policies may contribute to underuse of hospice care in the United States
    Melissa D Aldridge Carlson
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2690-8. 2012
    ..is growing, but little is known about barriers that terminally ill patients may face when trying to access hospice care. This article reports the results of the first national survey of the enrollment policies of 591 US hospices...
  23. ncbi End-of-life care pathways in acute and hospice care: an integrative review
    Jane L Phillips
    The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care and The University of Notre Dame, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 41:940-55. 2011
    ..The adoption of various end-of-life care pathways has occurred despite lack of robust evidence for their use...
  24. ncbi A population-based study on the determinants of hospice utilization in the last year of life for Taiwanese cancer decedents, 2001-2006
    Siew Tzuh Tang
    Chang Gung University, Graduate School of Nursing, Kwei Shan, Tao Yuan, Taiwan Nursing Department, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Branch, Taiwan
    Psychooncology 19:1213-20. 2010
    ..No population-based studies conducted outside Western countries have identified determinants of hospice utilization for all ages and cancer groups...
  25. ncbi Improving access to hospice and palliative care for patients near the end of life: present status and future direction
    Lori A Roscoe
    School of Aging Studies, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care, and End of Life Studies at USF, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Palliat Care 22:46-50. 2006
  26. ncbi Prognostication in hospice care: can the palliative performance scale help?
    Barbara Head
    Program for Advanced Chronic Illness and End of Life Care, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40202, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:492-502. 2005
    ..Prognostic information facilitates more realistic decision making regarding ongoing treatment, fosters risk-benefit considerations of specific interventions, and contributes to appropriate utilization of health care services...
  27. ncbi Symptomatic treatment of infections in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice care
    Raquel E Reinbolt
    Walther Cancer Research Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:175-82. 2005
    Symptom control is one of the primary goals of hospice care. We prospectively followed patients with advanced cancer receiving outpatient hospice care to determine if the use of antimicrobials for a clinically suspected infection improved ..
  28. ncbi Older adults' attitudes to death, palliative treatment and hospice care: a view from Singapore
    Huei Yaw Wu
    Palliat Med 20:117-8. 2006
  29. ncbi A perinatal hospice for an unborn child with a life-limiting condition
    Joan Ramer-Chrastek
    Hospice and Palliative Care Services, Children s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA
    Int J Palliat Nurs 11:274-6. 2005
    Perinatal hospice is a newly developing model of hospice care, offered to the family in the prenatal period, which provides support, guidance and comfort to families who make the difficult choice to continue a pregnancy after the ..
  30. ncbi Differences in hospice care between home and institutional settings
    David G Stevenson
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Palliat Med 10:1040-7. 2007
    To compare hospice care delivered at home with hospice care delivered in institutional settings, such as the nursing home.
  31. ncbi Discussing hospice care
    Charles F Von Gunten
    Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:31s-36s. 2003
  32. pmc The relationships among pain, nonpain symptoms, and quality of life measures in older adults with cancer receiving hospice care
    Brianne Black
    College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Pain Med 12:880-9. 2011
    ..This article summarizes data collected about pain, non-pain symptoms, and other aspects of quality of life (QOL) as reported by older hospice patients or by their caregivers during the 2 weeks of hospice care.
  33. ncbi A hospice for the pre-born and newborn. A Kansas city facility provides care for babies with severe birth defects and for their families, too
    Eugene W J Pearce
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, USA
    Health Prog 87:56-61. 2006
  34. ncbi Improving access to hospice care: informing the debate
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:438-43. 2008
    The most frequently cited policy solution for improving access to hospice care for patients and families is to expand hospice eligibility criteria under the Medicare Hospice Benefit...
  35. ncbi Morality and moral conflicts in hospice care: results of a qualitative interview study
    Sabine Salloch
    Institut fuer Medizinische Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin, Ruhr Universitaet Bochum, Markstrasse 258a, D 44799 Bochum, Germany
    J Med Ethics 36:588-92. 2010
    ..The study has shown a type of virtue ethics that forms an integral part of the overall concept of hospice care, which cannot be treated separately from a holistic idea of care at the end of life.
  36. ncbi U.S. hospice benefits
    Stephen R Connor
    Research and International Development, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22039, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 38:105-9. 2009
    ..U.S. hospice care is predominantly care delivered in the place the patient calls home (95.6%)...
  37. ncbi Evaluation of the Bereavement Risk Index (BRI): a community hospice care protocol
    Linda J Kristjanson
    Silver Chain Hospice Care Services, Churchlands, Western Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 11:610, 612-8. 2005
    ..version of Parkes' (1993) Bereavement Risk Index (BRI) and bereavement support protocol in an Australian home hospice care setting...
  38. ncbi A protocol for determining differences in consistency and depth of palliative care service provision across community sites
    Nadine Schuurman
    Department of Geography, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Health Soc Care Community 18:537-48. 2010
    ..In addition, the ranking provides a basis for rural/urban comparisons. Finally, the protocol introduced can be used in other areas and provides a means of comparing palliative care service provision amongst multiple jurisdictions...
  39. ncbi Does receipt of hospice care in nursing homes improve the management of pain at the end of life?
    Susan C Miller
    Department of Community Health, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, Box GH 3, Providence, RI 029191
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:507-15. 2002
    ..To compare analgesic management of daily pain for dying nursing home residents enrolled and not enrolled in Medicare hospice...
  40. ncbi Hospice and heart disease: missed opportunities
    Joni I Berry
    ExcelleRx 1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 24:23-6. 2010
    A relatively low percentage of eligible heart disease patients receive hospice care in the United States. In 2005, the most recent year with complete reporting, only 18...
  41. ncbi Analysis of long-stay patients in the Hospice Palliative Ward of a Medical Center
    Ming Hwai Lin
    Department of Family Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
    J Chin Med Assoc 71:294-9. 2008
    ..To determine the best utilization of palliative care, patients remaining in the hospice for more than 28 days were analyzed to discover their characteristics and reasons for not being discharged...
  42. ncbi Antimicrobial use in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice care
    Patrick H White
    Walther Cancer Research Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 25:438-43. 2003
    ..Symptom control may be the major indication for antimicrobial use for patients receiving hospice and palliative care...
  43. ncbi Patients dying with dementia: experience at the end of life and impact of hospice care
    Joseph W Shega
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Northwestern University, Chicago 60611, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 35:499-507. 2008
    ..No effect on pain or other symptoms could be demonstrated in this analysis...
  44. ncbi Hospice utilization in Taiwan by cancer patients who died between 2000 and 2004
    Siew Tzuh Tang
    School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Republic of China
    J Pain Symptom Manage 33:446-53. 2007
    ..hospice utilization, durations of patient survival (DOS) after enrollment, and the rates of late referrals to hospice care from 2000 to 2004...
  45. ncbi Evaluation of end-of-life cancer care from the perspective of bereaved family members: the Japanese experience
    Mitsunori Miyashita
    Department of Adult Nursing Palliative Care Nursing, School of Health Sciences and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7 3 1 Hongo, Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, 113 0033, Japan
    J Clin Oncol 26:3845-52. 2008
    ....
  46. pmc The cancer pain practice index: a measure of evidence-based practice adherence for cancer pain management in older adults in hospice care
    Perry Fine
    Pain Research Center, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 39:791-802. 2010
    ..We report the process used to create this tool, named the Cancer Pain Practice Index, and a guide to its use...
  47. ncbi Overcoming obstacles to hospice care: an ethical examination of inertia and inaction
    Christopher K Daugherty
    Department of Medicine, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, the Cancer Research Center at the University of Chicago, and Vitas Hospice, Chicago, IL 60637 1470, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:42s-45s. 2003
  48. ncbi Hospice care at the end of life
    Laurel Herbst
    San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92130, USA
    Clin Geriatr Med 20:753-65, vii. 2004
    b>Hospice care in the United States has evolved from a movement and philosophy to a new medical specialty that addresses sources of suffering at many levels...
  49. ncbi The relationships between family primary caregiver characteristics and satisfaction with hospice care, quality of life, and burden
    J L Meyers
    Intercollegiate College of Nursing at Washington State University Spokane, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 28:73-82. 2001
    To examine relationships between family primary caregiver characteristics and satisfaction with hospice care, quality of life (QOL), and burden.
  50. ncbi Physicians and hospice care: attitudes, knowledge, and referrals
    Karen S Ogle
    Program in Palliative Care Education and Research, Department of Family Practice, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:85-92. 2002
    Underutilization of hospice care continues to be a public health issue in the United States. Physician barriers related to incorrect knowledge and unfavorable attitudes have been hypothesized as part of the explanation...
  51. ncbi Characteristics of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure who are referred for hospice care
    Paul J Hauptman
    Division of Cardiology, Saint Louis University Hospital, 3635 Vista Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1990-7. 2007
    ..However, little is known about hospice referral practices when patients are admitted because of acute decompensated heart failure...
  52. pmc Do-not-resuscitate orders and/or hospice care, psychological health, and quality of life among children/adolescents with acquired immune deficiency syndrome
    Maureen E Lyon
    Department of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010 2970, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:459-69. 2008
    ....
  53. ncbi The cost of home hospice care for terminal patients in Israel
    Yitschak Shnoor
    Myers JDC Brookdale Institute, JDC Hill, Jerusalem 91037, Israel
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:284-90. 2007
    ..The findings suggest a financial advantage for home hospice care for terminal patients...
  54. ncbi Access to hospice care: multi-professional specialist perspectives in South Africa
    Carla D L Ens
    Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Int J Palliat Nurs 14:169-74. 2008
    ..An interpretation of the themes led to the development of a model describing the ideal hospice referral system for South Africa...
  55. ncbi High dose controlled-release oxycodone in hospice care
    Michaela Bercovitch
    Tel Hashomer Hospice at The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 20:33-9. 2006
    ..The results suggest that health care professionals may use higher OxyContin doses, when indicated, to enable better pain relief and quality end-of-life care...
  56. ncbi A cross-cultural comparison of hospice development in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
    Anne P Glass
    Institute of Gerontology, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, 255 East Hancock Avenue, Athens, GA 30602 5775, USA
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 25:1-19. 2010
    ....
  57. ncbi Palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa
    Richard Harding
    Department of Palliative Care and Policy, Guy s King s and St Thomas School of Medicine, King s College London, Weston Education Centre, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9PJ, UK
    Lancet 365:1971-7. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi Psychiatric issues in palliative care: recognition of depression in patients enrolled in hospice care
    Scott A Irwin
    Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, San Diego, California, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:158-63. 2008
    ..A retrospective chart review of 2716 patients receiving hospice care was conducted in order to determine the baseline rate of recognition of depression in patients with advanced, ..
  59. ncbi Quality of life and symptom control in hospice patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy
    Ronald S Schonwetter
    LifePath Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33637, USA
    J Palliat Med 9:638-45. 2006
    ..01), indicating that patients taking chemotherapy had more subjective benefit from chemotherapy when compared to those off chemotherapy. The two groups showed no difference in the rate of survival...
  60. ncbi What influences referrals within community palliative care services? A qualitative case study
    Catherine Walshe
    The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:137-46. 2008
    ..Practitioners could be more explicit about influences on decision making, and policy makers take account of these complex influences on referrals rather than just mandating change...
  61. ncbi Negotiating cross-cultural issues at the end of life: "You got to go where he lives"
    M Kagawa-Singer
    Commuity Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health and Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    JAMA 286:2993-3001. 2001
    ..Skilled use of cross-cultural understanding and communication techniques increases the likelihood that both the process and outcomes of care are satisfactory for all involved...
  62. ncbi Barriers to physicians' decisions to discuss hospice: insights gained from the United States hospice model
    E Kiernan McGorty
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 9:363-72. 2003
    ....
  63. ncbi Geographic variation in hospice use in the United States in 2002
    Stephen R Connor
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:277-85. 2007
    ..State-specific usage rates ranged from 8% in Alaska to 49% in Arizona. Our findings highlight opportunities for the hospice industry to provide more care, opportunities defined by diagnostic and geographic axes...
  64. ncbi What length of hospice use maximizes reduction in medical expenditures near death in the US Medicare program?
    Donald H Taylor
    Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University Durham, Durham, NC, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:1466-78. 2007
    ..Given the length of hospice use observed in the Medicare program, increasing the length of hospice use for 7 in 10 Medicare hospice users would increase savings...
  65. pmc Hospice care: what services do patients and their families receive?
    Melissa D A Carlson
    Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1672-90. 2007
    ....
  66. ncbi The association of marital status and hospice use in the USA
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555 0460, USA
    Palliat Med 19:160-2. 2005
    ..Married individuals are more likely to use hospice than unmarried individuals. We examine this association and how it is influenced by gender...
  67. ncbi Telehospice: reasons for slow adoption in home hospice care
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 15:187-90. 2009
    ..It is important to note that videophone technology is not meant to replace face-to-face visits, but to supplement them and to provide an additional tool for the nurses...
  68. ncbi Experiences of older women with cancer receiving hospice care: significance for physical therapy
    K M Mackey
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Phys Ther 80:459-68. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to gain knowledge that can be used by physical therapists to more effectively assess and treat older people with cancer receiving hospice care.
  69. ncbi Predictors of live hospice discharge: data from the National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)
    Jean S Kutner
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 19:331-7. 2002
    ..about the characteristics or outcomes of patients who are determined by physicians to no longer be eligible for hospice care. This retrospective study was designed to characterize the rates and predictors of live hospice discharge using ..
  70. ncbi Depression among surviving caregivers: does length of hospice enrollment matter?
    Elizabeth H Bradley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College St, New Haven, CT 06520 8034, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:2257-62. 2004
    ..This is the first study the authors know of that examines the association between hospice enrollment length and subsequent major depressive disorder among surviving caregivers...
  71. ncbi Age and gender differences in Medicare expenditures at the end of life for colorectal cancer decedents
    Lisa R Shugarman
    RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:214-27. 2007
    ..We estimated differences in mean Medicare utilization and expenditures in the LYOL overall and by type of service (inpatient, outpatient, physician, skilled nursing facility [SNF], home health, and hospice)...
  72. pmc Use of hospitals, physician visits, and hospice care during last six months of life among cohorts loyal to highly respected hospitals in the United States
    John E Wennberg
    Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, 7251 Strasenburgh, Hanover, NH 03755 3863, USA
    BMJ 328:607. 2004
    ..To evaluate the use of healthcare resources during the last six months of life among patients of US hospitals with strong reputations for high quality care in managing chronic illness...
  73. ncbi Variations in hospice use among cancer patients
    Nancy L Keating
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1053-9. 2006
    ....
  74. pmc Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancer
    Julie L Locher
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1206-11. 2006
    ..To describe patterns of home health and hospice use by older cancer patients and a comparison group of older persons without cancer. To identify predictors of home care and hospice utilization...
  75. ncbi Barriers and enablers to hospice referrals: an expert overview
    Betsy T Friedman
    Harris Interactive, Rochester, New York 14623 1457, USA
    J Palliat Med 5:73-84. 2002
    ..through Medicare, Medicaid, or employee-sponsored health insurance, most people have nearly full coverage for hospice care. Yet, less than one third of dying persons use hospice care...
  76. ncbi Decreasing variation in the use of hospice among older adults with breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancer
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, the dagger Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas 77555 0460, USA
    Med Care 42:116-22. 2004
    ..Utilization of hospice services has been shown to vary by place of residence and patient characteristics...
  77. ncbi Palliative care for Muslim patients
    Mohammad Zafir al-Shahri
    King Faisal Cancer Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    J Support Oncol 3:432-6. 2005
  78. ncbi Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patients
    Quyen Ngo-Metzger
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, Boston, USA
    Am J Med 115:47-53. 2003
    Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, yet little is known about their use of hospice care. We examined hospice use by Asian patients compared with white patients, and assessed whether utilization differs among those ..
  79. ncbi Determinants of the place of death among terminally ill cancer patients under home hospice care in Japan
    Sakiko Fukui
    Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Tokyo Metropolitan University of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
    Palliat Med 17:445-53. 2003
    ..04, 0.02-0.07), who received more home visits by the home hospice nurse during the stable phase under home hospice care (OR, 95%CI: 1.25, 1.02-1...
  80. pmc Lower use of hospice by cancer patients who live in minority versus white areas
    Jennifer S Haas
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120 1613, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:396-9. 2007
    Although hospice care can alleviate suffering at the end of life for patients with cancer, it remains underutilized, particularly by African Americans and Hispanics.
  81. ncbi Do rural elders have limited access to Medicare hospice services?
    Beth A Virnig
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:731-5. 2004
    To examine whether there are urban-rural differences in use of the Medicare hospice benefit before death and whether those differences suggest that there is a problem with access to hospice care for rural Medicare beneficiaries.
  82. ncbi Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with cancer newly admitted to hospice home care
    Susan C McMillan
    College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, FA, USA
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:1421-8. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relationships between quality of life (QOL) and symptom distress, pain intensity, dyspnea intensity, and constipation intensity in people with advanced cancer who were newly admitted to hospice home care...
  83. ncbi Survey on use of palliative radiotherapy in hospice care
    Stephen Lutz
    Department of Radiation Oncology, Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
    J Clin Oncol 22:3581-6. 2004
    ....
  84. pmc Preliminary report of a palliative care and case management project in an emergency department for chronically ill elderly patients
    Sean O Mahony
    Palliative Care Service, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 3335 Steuben Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467, USA
    J Urban Health 85:443-51. 2008
    ..The presence of palliative homecare and hospice outreach services in the ED in urban community hospitals may provide an effective strategy for linkage of elderly patients at the end of life with otherwise underutilized services...
  85. pmc What explains racial differences in the use of advance directives and attitudes toward hospice care?
    Kimberly S Johnson
    Department of Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1953-8. 2008
    ..account for differences between African Americans and whites in the use of advance directives and beliefs about hospice care, but few data clarify which beliefs and values explain these differences...
  86. ncbi Hospice care using home-based telemedicine systems
    G C Doolittle
    Division of Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66160 7353, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 4:58-9. 1998
    ..This was particularly helpful for rural patients who were living a long way from the base station. In addition, Kendallwood serves an urban population and, in certain areas, night-time nursing visits raise safety concerns...
  87. ncbi Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
    JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003
    For most patients aged 65 years or older with cancer, hospice services are uniformly covered by Medicare. Hospice care is believed to improve care for patients at the end of life...
  88. ncbi Effectiveness of bereavement interventions in neonatal intensive care: a review of the evidence
    Sheila Harvey
    Medical Statistics Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 13:341-56. 2008
    ..Future research using innovative and sensitive RCTs and consensus amongst relevant stakeholders is suggested...
  89. ncbi Barriers to hospice care among older patients dying with lung and colorectal cancer
    Ellen P McCarthy
    Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Rose 139, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Clin Oncol 21:728-35. 2003
    ..To identify factors associated with hospice enrollment and length of stay in hospice among patients dying with lung or colorectal cancer...
  90. ncbi Enabling the transition to hospice through effective palliative care
    Patricia A Bomba
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester, NY, USA
    Case Manager 16:48-52; quiz 53. 2005
    ..We can, and must, do better...
  91. pmc Hospice use by Hispanic and non-Hispanic white cancer decedents
    Nuha A Lackan
    Sealy Center on Aging, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 77555 0460, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:969-83. 2004
    ..To investigate rates of hospice use between Hispanic and non-Hispanic white Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer using data from a large, population-based study...
  92. ncbi How does the timing of hospice referral influence hospice care in the last days of life?
    Susan C Miller
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 51:798-806. 2003
    To determine factors associated with the type of hospice care received in the last days of life and, in particular, how the timing of referral influences the use of continuous hospice home care and inpatient hospice care.
  93. ncbi Family evaluation of hospice care: results from voluntary submission of data via website
    Stephen R Connor
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:9-17. 2005
    The Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey is a 61-item questionnaire that surveys family members about care provided to the decedent by the hospice...
  94. ncbi "Lost to follow-up": ethnic disparities in continuity of hospice care at the end of life
    Jennifer Kapo
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine Division of Geriatrics and the Institute on Aging, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:603-8. 2005
    ..It is likely that whatever factors are responsible for lower rates of hospice utilization among African Americans also lead to lower rates of return to hospice after discharge, but this is not known...
  95. ncbi Analyses of nursing home residents in hospice care using the minimum data set
    Robert J Buchanan
    Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Rural Public Health, The Texas A and M University System Health Science Center, College Station, Texas 77843 1266, USA
    Palliat Med 16:465-80. 2002
    To present comprehensive profiles of residents in hospice care at admission to the nursing home using the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
  96. ncbi Measuring hospice care: the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization National Hospice Data Set
    Stephen R Connor
    National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 28:316-28. 2004
    ..This database will be invaluable for comparative audit, clinical practice and managing services because only that which is measured can be improved...
  97. ncbi Relationships between symptom relief, quality of life, and satisfaction with hospice care
    R M Tierney
    Indiana University, USA
    Palliat Med 12:333-44. 1998
    ..It can be concluded that satisfaction with hospice care was associated with quality of life more than symptoms, although symptoms became important later during ..
  98. ncbi Jungian spirituality: a developmental context for late-life growth
    Julie F Patton
    Covenant Hospice, Incorporated, Pensacola, Florida, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:304-8. 2006
    ....
  99. ncbi Nurses' and patients' perceptions of expert palliative nursing care
    Bridget Johnston
    Strathcarron Hospice, Stirlingshire, UK
    J Adv Nurs 54:700-9. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study of the perceptions of patients and nurses of palliative care and, in particular, the concept of the expert palliative nurse...
  100. ncbi Transitions of care and changes in distressing pain
    Peter C Trask
    Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, Brown University Medical School The Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    J Pain Symptom Manage 32:104-9. 2006
    ..Increased attention is needed not only on how to adequately manage pain and pain-related distress but also on how to improve pain reduction measures in transitions between health care settings at the end of life...
  101. pmc Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997
    Frederick Burge
    Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 168:265-70. 2003
    ..We carried out a study to describe the yearly trends in the place of death between 1992 and 1997 and to determine predictors of out-of-hospital death for adults with cancer in Nova Scotia...

Research Grants66

  1. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    MELISSA DIANE ALDRIDGE; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Services are palliative, rather than curative, and the majority of hospice care is provided in the patient's home...
  2. Can Concurrent Hospice Care and Cancer Treatment Achieve Superior Outcomes?
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Conceptually, Veterans'ability to concurrently pursue disease modifying treatment and hospice care means that, unlike in Medicare, Veterans do not have to make the "terrible choice" of pursuing either disease ..
  3. Improving Psychiatric Interventions at the End of Life
    Scott A Irwin; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..SPECIFIC AIMS: In patients receiving hospice care with a current major depressive episode, a 28-day double-blind, comparator controlled, flexible dose trial of ..
  4. Novel Wound Powder RGN107 to Reduce Wound Odor, Pain and Exudate at End-of-Life
    Teresa J Kelechi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..a specially developed wound powder to examine adherence to a wound comfort protocol for individuals receiving hospice care. Our pilot data indicate that RGN107 is nontoxic, and efficacious, providing substantial relief from pain and ..
  5. Caregiving Skills in Effective Medication Management for Hospice Patients
    DENYS LAU; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Scientist Development Award (K01) to expand his existing knowledge in two substantive areas (palliative and hospice care treatment approaches, and family studies in the aging population) and two methodological areas (original data ..
  6. Organizational Factors and the Delivery of Nursing Home Care
    DAVID GEORGE STEVENSON; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..options for the future, the influence of corporate structure on nursing home care, and the rising use of hospice care among nursing home residents. In the attached resubmission, Dr...
  7. Analyzing National Complex Sample Surveys for Epidemiologic Studies of Cancer
    Stuart R Lipsitz; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Panel Survey to describe hospital length of stay and related costs for treating cancer;the National Home and Hospice Care Survey to explore end-of-life care for cancer patients;and the National Health Interview Survey to examine ..
  8. Patient-Centered Outcomes of Implantable Defibrillator Therapy in Older Patients
    DANIEL BRUCE KRAMER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Which ICD recipients ultimately require NH or hospice care, and when, is entirely unknown...
  9. Increasing Access to Hospice Care for Older African Americans: A National Study
    Kimberly S Johnson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Therefore, increasing the use of hospice care by older African Americans may result in a greater likelihood of high quality, patient-centered end-of-life ..
  10. A Problem Solving Intervention for Hospice Caregivers
    George Demiris; Fiscal Year: 2013
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract In recent years, the demand for home hospice care has grown rapidly...
  11. Health Service Use at the End of Life: A Biracial Population Study of AD
    Judith J McCann; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Despite substantial growth in palliative and hospice care over the past decade, many people with AD receive suboptimal care at the end of life characterized by ..
  12. Regional Symposia on Minorities, the Medically Underserved &Cancer (2009 - 2014)
    LOVELL ALLAN JONES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..cancer data and surveillance, clinical trials, quality of life, pain and palliative care, end-of-life and hospice care, advocacy training, behavioral science, science updates, comprehensive cancer control, cultural competence and ..
  13. Providing Hospice Care for Children: An Organizational Study
    Lisa Lindley; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Providing Hospice Care for Children: An Organizational Study It is estimated that approximately 90% of children who may benefit from hospice care never receive it, and as few as 40% of hospice ..
  14. The Impact of Hospice Preferred Practices on Patient Outcomes and Hospice Costs
    MELISSA DIANE ALDRIDGE; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..applicant): Recently, the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed a set of preferred practices for palliative and hospice care quality and identified hospice services as a national priority area for healthcare quality improvement...
  15. Palliative Care Consultations: An Unstudied Care Model in Nursing Homes
    Susan C Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Palliative care (PC) in the form of hospice care aims to address these needs...
  16. Family Evaluation of Hospice Care
    Joan M Teno; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..University and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) to create the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care survey (FEHC) as a potential candidate measure for public reporting...
  17. Designing and Testing a Report Card on Hospice Performance: Incorporating Consume
    PAUL BRADLEY SMITH; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..5 million Americans will choose to spend their final months or weeks of life in hospice care, an approach to end-of-life care aimed at keeping patients at home and comfortable while supporting family ..
  18. THE IMPACT OF THE MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFIT ON HOSPICES
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..and the National Hospice Organization's National Hospice Census, the following three questions regarding hospice care and the Benefit will be addressed: 1) How much of the observed growth in average patient census for hospices is ..
  19. The ACTIVE Intervention to Improve Hospice Caregiver Pain Management
    Debra Parker Oliver; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..This project proposes to strengthen hospice care for patients by enabling patient/family participation in hospice interdisciplinary teams through use of a ..
  20. Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Eduardo Bruera; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..such as fatigue, myoclonus, sedation, hallucinations and delirium in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice care, whether parenteral hydration is superior to placebo in delaying the onset or decreased severity of delirium, ..
  21. Prospective Exploration of Transitions in Settings of Care within Hospice
    Susan Lysaght; Fiscal Year: 2012
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Most Americans want to die at home and receiving hospice care is a significant predictor that such a preference is realized...
  22. Psychological Terminal Decline as a Multidimensional Process of Age, Approaching
    NILAM contact RAM; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This knowledge will contribute to developing effective programs and policies that target the areas most likely to alleviate the social and personal costs of late-life decline (e.g., designing suitable health or hospice care).
  23. COST CONTAINMENT & GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT GROWTH
    Douglas Coate; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..flexible benefit options, on coinsurance and deductibles, and on mental and dental health coverage, home and hospice care, wellness/educational programs and other benefit characteristics that might influence group health plan costs...
  24. NURSING HOME CARE AT THE END-OF-LIFE: COST & QUALITY
    Vincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Preliminary work suggests that hospice care in the NH positively influences pain management, hospitalization rates, and terminal care costs...
  25. An Examination of Hospice Use Among Children
    Lisa C Lindley; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The research project seeks to understand how the characteristics of children influence utilization of hospice care services...
  26. Access to Medicare Hospice for Nursing Home Residents
    Pedro Gozalo; Fiscal Year: 2001
    DESCRIPTION: Recent research suggests that Medicare hospice care provides important benefits to dying nursing home (NH) residents...
  27. Pilot of an Intervention for Caregivers of Hospice HF Patients
    Susan C McMillan; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..for both patients and their family members, but family caregivers often have unmet needs, even when receiving hospice care. These family caregivers are at high risk for stress- related problems related to caregiving...
  28. Rural Iowa Redesign of Care Delivery with EHR Functions
    Donald Crandall; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..care settings (hospital inpatient units, ambulatory care, primary care and specialty clinics, home health, and hospice care) and will evaluate the impact of this EHR system on patient care and organizational culture...
  29. Market and Provider Effects on Hospice in Nursing Homes
    Pedro Gozalo; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..S. geographic regions (i.e., West, Midwest, South and Northeast) who are providing hospice care in nursing homes when there is a low prediction of such provision ("false negatives") and, identify hospice ..
  30. HOSPICE CARE AND THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF BEREAVEMENT
    LEON LEVY; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..Toward this end, this project focuses on bereaved spouses of cancer patients who either received hospice care or conventional care and has as its specific aims increased understanding of the bereavement process and ..
  31. Race effects in oncologists' end-of-life communication
    Kathryn Pollak; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..exist during the period of time that bridges life and death because African Americans are less likely to use hospice care and therefore more likely to endure undue suffering and pain...
  32. After-hours communication support for hospice family caregivers and patients
    Karen Courtney; Fiscal Year: 2009
    Over 1.2 million individuals received hospice care support in 2005 and nearly one-third of all U.S. deaths occurred within a hospice program...
  33. Integrating Rehabilitation and Palliation in Cancer Care
    Joshua Hauser; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..care broadens its definitions to include care of all illness related suffering, moving 'upstream' beyond hospice care, opportunities to collaborate between palliative care and rehabilitation medicine will also multiply...
  34. END OF LIFE CARE IN LATE STAGE DEMENTIA
    Peter Rabins; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..care residential facilities in the Baltimore area who have end-stage dementia, as defined by eligibility for hospice care (i.e., a prognosis of 6 months or less), their surrogate decision makers and their clinicians...
  35. POPULATION BASED STUDY OF HOSPICE USE AND CONSEQUENCES
    Nicholas Christakis; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Its aim is to demonstrate that hospice care for dying patients may improve the health status of their bereaved spouses (attenuating the so-called "widow/..
  36. A MULTIFUNCTIONAL SURGICAL SUPPORT SURFACE
    James Price; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Extended healthcare, including nursing homes, home and hospice care, rehabilitation hospitals, intensive care units, is another extensive market for pressure ulcer prevention...
  37. Improving Care at the End of Life for Latinos:A Cultural Navigator Intervention
    Stacy M Fischer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..withdraw rates, and estimating rates of Advance Care Planning, improved pain management, and utilization of hospice care. The proposed study also includes development of a method to assess the cost-effectiveness of the intervention ..
  38. CHOICE: Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness
    David J Casarett; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Therefore, in order to advance the science of CER for hospice care in other ways, the research team has developed an innovative CER hospice network (CHOICE: Coalition of Hospices ..
  39. TAS::75 0849::TAS R&D-OTHER SCIENCES-B RES
    ALLEN TIEN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..successful software system, named Teli Us Medicine, designed to meet current and future needs in palliative and hospice care markets, addressing the management of pain and other symptoms to improve quality of life...
  40. Enhancing Cultural Congruence in Hospice Care
    Ardith Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results will be instrumental in improving culturally congruent palliative care. ..
  41. Hospice Intervention for Older Adults With End Stage Renal Disease
    Lewis Cohen; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This exploratory study intends to develop an intervention to increase access to hospice care; its goals are to improve the terminus of life for the large number of elderly people with ESRD and provide ..
  42. Massage and Heat Therapies for Children at End of Life
    Cynthia Myers; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..in the control of pain intensity and pain-related negative affect experienced by children with cancer in hospice care. Participants will be estimated by their primary oncologist to be living within their last six months of life...
  43. CARE INTEGRATION TEAM INTERVENTION DURING HOSPICE CARE
    Rebecca Allen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..to improve communication among professional and personal caregivers for individuals receiving in-home hospice care. A two group comparison design with an embedded intrasubject comparison component will be used to test the ..
  44. HOSPICE CARE FOR THE SUBSTANCE ABUSING AIDS PATIENT
    CAROLE COX; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..The findings should contribute to the development of guidelines for hospices and the development of model programs...
  45. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH CARE AT THE END OF LIFE
    Chloe Bird; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..associated with the type and amount of health service use for men and women in the last year of life, use of hospice care, and of site of death; (3) to determine whether gender differences in health service utilization and site of ..
  46. Patient Safety in Hospice Care
    DOUGLAS SMUCKER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..no published studies that describe patient safety incidents that occur during the unique care processes of home hospice care. Purpose: This study explores the types, characteristics, and outcomes of patient safety incidents that occur ..
  47. Promoting Healthy Aging through "Elder-Healer" Training
    William Collinge; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..will be trained in a standardized regime of touch therapy techniques commonly used in holistic nursing and hospice care, and will practice the skills through volunteer service or providing support to others in their natural social ..
  48. Quality of Life in Patients Near the End of Life
    Carla Herman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..hospice patients, but less than twenty percent of individuals in the United States experience the EOL receiving hospice care. Many patients near the EOL, such as advanced lung cancer patients are actively seeking treatment for either ..
  49. Ethnic Variation in Hospice Use Among Cancer Patients
    Nuha Lackan; Fiscal Year: 2003
    DESCRIPTION (provided by the applicant): Within the last three decades, hospice care has emerged as an important form of end-of-life care in the United States...
  50. Patients' and families' home care service priorities
    David Casarett; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  51. Patient and family participation in hospice team meeting
    Debra Parker Oliver; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This project proposes to strengthen hospice care for cancer patients by enabling patient/family participation in hospice interdisciplinary teams (IDTs) through ..
  52. Hospice Enrollment and LTC Policy (HELP)
    Susan Miller; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Research has shown hospice care provided to NH residents is associated with higher quality EoL care, with fewer hospitalizations and with less ..
  53. RESIDENT ASSESSMENT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT (RAPM)
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  54. Cancer Assessments and Reports of End-of-Life Treatment
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Such tools will allow institutions to measure whether cancer care is meeting patient and family members' needs and expectations. ..
  55. Multifaceted Interventions to Ameliorate Pain/Symptoms
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  56. Feeding Tube Use Among Persons with Advanced Dementia
    Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Knowledge gained will be used to inform public policy and formulate facility interventions to ensure that FT insertion in persons with severe cognitive impairment is ethically appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  57. Academic Palliative Care
    Charles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..All reentered investigators are seeking NCI funding and have the potential to become independent investigators. ..
  58. Understanding Access to Hospice Care
    Melissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Such information is instrumental to improving the quality of hospice care across the country...
  59. Palliative Care Curriculum for 3rd-Year Medical Students
    Charles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2007
    Education of medical students about end-of-life care, palliative care and hospice care is poor. The Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) requires all medical schools to teach this subject...
  60. Improving Decision-Making about Feeding Options for Dementia Patients
    Laura Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If successful, this intervention will demonstrate a methodology with broader application to decision-making in dementia care. ..
  61. Communication in Late-stage Cancer: Exploring Hospice Decision
    DEBORAH PEASE WALDROP; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..3) Understanding how end-of-life decisions are made is essential for the efficient planning and delivery of comprehensive services for the growing number of adults who will die from cancer. ..
  62. A Technology-Enhanced Nursing Intervention for Hospice Caregivers
    George Demiris; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..their patients from a participating agency and will randomly assign them to either a group receiving standard hospice care with the addition of the COPE intervention delivered in person (Group 1), or a group receiving standard hospice ..
  63. Hospital strategies to improve outcome performance
    ELIZABETH HOWE BRADLEY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will work on dissemination strategies with CMS, JCAHO, American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Health Association (AHA), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and the VHA. ..
  64. Ethics and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer Care
    Christopher Daugherty; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ....
  65. Efficacy of Massage Therapy at the End of Life
    Jean Kutner; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This will be a multi-site randomized clinical trial comparing massage therapy plus usual hospice care with a control group receiving "non-moving touch" plus usual hospice care...