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)
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- Trends in the aggressiveness of cancer care near the end of lifeCraig 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...
- Family perspectives on end-of-life care at the last place of careJoan 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...
- The therapeutic effect of modified Yu Ping Feng San on idiopathic sweating in end-stage cancer patients during hospice careShih 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 ..
- Place of death and palliative care following discharge from paediatric intensive care unitsLorna 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...
- Racial/ethnic disparities in hospice care: a systematic reviewLilian 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...
- Outcome assessment instruments in palliative and hospice care--a review of the literatureStephanie 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...
- Issues in rural palliative care: views from the countrysideCarole 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...
- Comparing hospice and nonhospice patient survival among patients who die within a three-year windowStephen R Connor
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 33:238-46. 2007....
- Importance of end-of-life support to minimize caregiver's regret during bereavement of the elderly for better subsequent adaptation to bereavementAkiko 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...
- Perinatal hospice. Comprehensive care for the family of the fetus with a lethal conditionByron 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...
- Barriers to hospice care and referrals: survey of physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in a health maintenance organizationLeslea Brickner
Department of Internal Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, Oakland, California 94611, USA
J Palliat Med 7:411-8. 2004Many proponents of hospice care believe that this service is underutilized.
- Length of hospice enrollment and subsequent depression in family caregivers: 13-month follow-up studyAlison 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...
- Quality of hospice care for individuals with dementiaJennifer 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...
- 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 questionnaireJ M Addington-Hall
School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton
Palliat Med 23:190-7. 2009The importance of evaluating systematically the effectiveness of hospice care has been noted for at least 20 years...
- Letting go of the rope--aggressive treatment, hospice care, and open accessAlexi A Wright
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA
N Engl J Med 357:324-7. 2007
- Hospice care delivered at home, in nursing homes and in dedicated hospice facilities: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidenceB Candy
Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, United Kingdom
Int J Nurs Stud 48:121-33. 2011b>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...
- Ethical considerations for the utilization of tele-health technologies in home and hospice care by the nursing professionGeorge 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. 2006Home 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...
- A technical solution to improving palliative and hospice careMichael 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. 2012This 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 ..
- Evaluating palliative care: bereaved family members' evaluations of patients' pain, anxiety and depressionChristine 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hospices' enrollment policies may contribute to underuse of hospice care in the United StatesMelissa 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...
- End-of-life care pathways in acute and hospice care: an integrative reviewJane 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...
- A population-based study on the determinants of hospice utilization in the last year of life for Taiwanese cancer decedents, 2001-2006Siew 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...
- Improving access to hospice and palliative care for patients near the end of life: present status and future directionLori 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
- 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...
- Symptomatic treatment of infections in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice careRaquel E Reinbolt
Walther Cancer Research Center, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 30:175-82. 2005Symptom 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 ..
- Older adults' attitudes to death, palliative treatment and hospice care: a view from SingaporeHuei Yaw Wu
Palliat Med 20:117-8. 2006
- A perinatal hospice for an unborn child with a life-limiting conditionJoan 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. 2005Perinatal 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 ..
- Differences in hospice care between home and institutional settingsDavid G Stevenson
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Palliat Med 10:1040-7. 2007To compare hospice care delivered at home with hospice care delivered in institutional settings, such as the nursing home.
- Discussing hospice careCharles F Von Gunten
Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
J Clin Oncol 21:31s-36s. 2003
- The relationships among pain, nonpain symptoms, and quality of life measures in older adults with cancer receiving hospice careBrianne 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.
- A hospice for the pre-born and newborn. A Kansas city facility provides care for babies with severe birth defects and for their families, tooEugene W J Pearce
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, USA
Health Prog 87:56-61. 2006
- Improving access to hospice care: informing the debateMelissa 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. 2008The 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...
- Morality and moral conflicts in hospice care: results of a qualitative interview studySabine 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.
- U.S. hospice benefitsStephen 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%)...
- Evaluation of the Bereavement Risk Index (BRI): a community hospice care protocolLinda 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...
- A protocol for determining differences in consistency and depth of palliative care service provision across community sitesNadine 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...
- 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...
- Hospice and heart disease: missed opportunitiesJoni I Berry
ExcelleRx 1601 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 24:23-6. 2010A 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...
- Analysis of long-stay patients in the Hospice Palliative Ward of a Medical CenterMing 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...
- Antimicrobial use in patients with advanced cancer receiving hospice carePatrick 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...
- Patients dying with dementia: experience at the end of life and impact of hospice careJoseph 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...
- Hospice utilization in Taiwan by cancer patients who died between 2000 and 2004Siew 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...
- Evaluation of end-of-life cancer care from the perspective of bereaved family members: the Japanese experienceMitsunori 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....
- The cancer pain practice index: a measure of evidence-based practice adherence for cancer pain management in older adults in hospice carePerry 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...
- Overcoming obstacles to hospice care: an ethical examination of inertia and inactionChristopher 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
- Hospice care at the end of lifeLaurel Herbst
San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, 4311 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92130, USA
Clin Geriatr Med 20:753-65, vii. 2004b>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...
- The relationships between family primary caregiver characteristics and satisfaction with hospice care, quality of life, and burdenJ L Meyers
Intercollegiate College of Nursing at Washington State University Spokane, USA
Oncol Nurs Forum 28:73-82. 2001To examine relationships between family primary caregiver characteristics and satisfaction with hospice care, quality of life (QOL), and burden.
- Physicians and hospice care: attitudes, knowledge, and referralsKaren 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. 2002Underutilization 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...
- Characteristics of patients hospitalized with acute decompensated heart failure who are referred for hospice carePaul 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...
- Do-not-resuscitate orders and/or hospice care, psychological health, and quality of life among children/adolescents with acquired immune deficiency syndromeMaureen 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....
- The cost of home hospice care for terminal patients in IsraelYitschak 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...
- Access to hospice care: multi-professional specialist perspectives in South AfricaCarla 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...
- High dose controlled-release oxycodone in hospice careMichaela 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...
- A cross-cultural comparison of hospice development in Japan, South Korea, and TaiwanAnne 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....
- Palliative care in sub-Saharan AfricaRichard 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....
- Psychiatric issues in palliative care: recognition of depression in patients enrolled in hospice careScott 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, ..
- Quality of life and symptom control in hospice patients with cancer receiving chemotherapyRonald 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...
- What influences referrals within community palliative care services? A qualitative case studyCatherine 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...
- 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...
- Barriers to physicians' decisions to discuss hospice: insights gained from the United States hospice modelE Kiernan McGorty
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
J Eval Clin Pract 9:363-72. 2003....
- Geographic variation in hospice use in the United States in 2002Stephen 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- The association of marital status and hospice use in the USANuha 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...
- Telehospice: reasons for slow adoption in home hospice carePamela 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...
- Experiences of older women with cancer receiving hospice care: significance for physical therapyK 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.
- 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 ..
- 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...
- Age and gender differences in Medicare expenditures at the end of life for colorectal cancer decedentsLisa 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)...
- Use of hospitals, physician visits, and hospice care during last six months of life among cohorts loyal to highly respected hospitals in the United StatesJohn 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...
- Variations in hospice use among cancer patientsNancy L Keating
Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1053-9. 2006....
- Patterns and predictors of home health and hospice use by older adults with cancerJulie 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...
- Barriers and enablers to hospice referrals: an expert overviewBetsy 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...
- Decreasing variation in the use of hospice among older adults with breast, colorectal, lung, and prostate cancerNuha 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...
- Palliative care for Muslim patientsMohammad Zafir al-Shahri
King Faisal Cancer Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
J Support Oncol 3:432-6. 2005
- Older Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders dying of cancer use hospice less frequently than older white patientsQuyen 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. 2003Cancer 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 ..
- Determinants of the place of death among terminally ill cancer patients under home hospice care in JapanSakiko 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...
- Lower use of hospice by cancer patients who live in minority versus white areasJennifer 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. 2007Although hospice care can alleviate suffering at the end of life for patients with cancer, it remains underutilized, particularly by African Americans and Hispanics.
- 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. 2004To 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.
- Symptom distress and quality of life in patients with cancer newly admitted to hospice home careSusan 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...
- Survey on use of palliative radiotherapy in hospice careStephen Lutz
Department of Radiation Oncology, Blanchard Valley Regional Cancer Center, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
J Clin Oncol 22:3581-6. 2004....
- Preliminary report of a palliative care and case management project in an emergency department for chronically ill elderly patientsSean 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...
- 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...
- Hospice care using home-based telemedicine systemsG 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...
- Hospice use among Medicare managed care and fee-for-service patients dying with cancerEllen P McCarthy
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass 02215, USA
JAMA 289:2238-45. 2003For 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...
- Effectiveness of bereavement interventions in neonatal intensive care: a review of the evidenceSheila 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...
- Barriers to hospice care among older patients dying with lung and colorectal cancerEllen 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...
- Enabling the transition to hospice through effective palliative carePatricia A Bomba
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Rochester, NY, USA
Case Manager 16:48-52; quiz 53. 2005..We can, and must, do better...
- Hospice use by Hispanic and non-Hispanic white cancer decedentsNuha 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...
- 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. 2003To 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.
- Family evaluation of hospice care: results from voluntary submission of data via websiteStephen R Connor
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 30:9-17. 2005The 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...
- "Lost to follow-up": ethnic disparities in continuity of hospice care at the end of lifeJennifer 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...
- Analyses of nursing home residents in hospice care using the minimum data setRobert 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. 2002To present comprehensive profiles of residents in hospice care at admission to the nursing home using the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
- Measuring hospice care: the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization National Hospice Data SetStephen 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...
- Relationships between symptom relief, quality of life, and satisfaction with hospice careR 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 ..
- Jungian spirituality: a developmental context for late-life growthJulie F Patton
Covenant Hospice, Incorporated, Pensacola, Florida, USA
Am J Hosp Palliat Care 23:304-8. 2006....
- Nurses' and patients' perceptions of expert palliative nursing careBridget 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...
- Transitions of care and changes in distressing painPeter 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...
- Trends in the place of death of cancer patients, 1992-1997Frederick 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...
- Understanding Access to Hospice CareMELISSA DIANE ALDRIDGE; Fiscal Year: 2011..Services are palliative, rather than curative, and the majority of hospice care is provided in the patient's home...
- 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 ..
- Improving Psychiatric Interventions at the End of LifeScott 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 ..
- Novel Wound Powder RGN107 to Reduce Wound Odor, Pain and Exudate at End-of-LifeTeresa 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 ..
- Caregiving Skills in Effective Medication Management for Hospice PatientsDENYS 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 ..
- Organizational Factors and the Delivery of Nursing Home CareDAVID 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...
- Analyzing National Complex Sample Surveys for Epidemiologic Studies of CancerStuart 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 ..
- Patient-Centered Outcomes of Implantable Defibrillator Therapy in Older PatientsDANIEL BRUCE KRAMER; Fiscal Year: 2013..Which ICD recipients ultimately require NH or hospice care, and when, is entirely unknown...
- Increasing Access to Hospice Care for Older African Americans: A National StudyKimberly 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 ..
- A Problem Solving Intervention for Hospice CaregiversGeorge Demiris; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Abstract In recent years, the demand for home hospice care has grown rapidly...
- Health Service Use at the End of Life: A Biracial Population Study of ADJudith 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 ..
- 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 ..
- Providing Hospice Care for Children: An Organizational StudyLisa Lindley; Fiscal Year: 2010DESCRIPTION (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 ..
- The Impact of Hospice Preferred Practices on Patient Outcomes and Hospice CostsMELISSA 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...
- Palliative Care Consultations: An Unstudied Care Model in Nursing HomesSusan C Miller; Fiscal Year: 2013..Palliative care (PC) in the form of hospice care aims to address these needs...
- Family Evaluation of Hospice CareJoan 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...
- Designing and Testing a Report Card on Hospice Performance: Incorporating ConsumePAUL 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 ..
- THE IMPACT OF THE MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFIT ON HOSPICESVivian 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 ..
- The ACTIVE Intervention to Improve Hospice Caregiver Pain ManagementDebra 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 ..
- Parenteral Hydration in Advanced Cancer Patients: A Randomized Controlled TrialEduardo 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, ..
- Prospective Exploration of Transitions in Settings of Care within HospiceSusan Lysaght; Fiscal Year: 2012DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Most Americans want to die at home and receiving hospice care is a significant predictor that such a preference is realized...
- Psychological Terminal Decline as a Multidimensional Process of Age, ApproachingNILAM 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).
- COST CONTAINMENT & GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFIT GROWTHDouglas 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...
- NURSING HOME CARE AT THE END-OF-LIFE: COST & QUALITYVincent Mor; Fiscal Year: 2000..Preliminary work suggests that hospice care in the NH positively influences pain management, hospitalization rates, and terminal care costs...
- An Examination of Hospice Use Among ChildrenLisa C Lindley; Fiscal Year: 2013..The research project seeks to understand how the characteristics of children influence utilization of hospice care services...
- Access to Medicare Hospice for Nursing Home ResidentsPedro Gozalo; Fiscal Year: 2001DESCRIPTION: Recent research suggests that Medicare hospice care provides important benefits to dying nursing home (NH) residents...
- Pilot of an Intervention for Caregivers of Hospice HF PatientsSusan 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...
- Rural Iowa Redesign of Care Delivery with EHR FunctionsDonald 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...
- Market and Provider Effects on Hospice in Nursing HomesPedro 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 ..
- HOSPICE CARE AND THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF BEREAVEMENTLEON 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 ..
- Race effects in oncologists' end-of-life communicationKathryn 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...
- After-hours communication support for hospice family caregivers and patientsKaren Courtney; Fiscal Year: 2009Over 1.2 million individuals received hospice care support in 2005 and nearly one-third of all U.S. deaths occurred within a hospice program...
- Integrating Rehabilitation and Palliation in Cancer CareJoshua 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...
- END OF LIFE CARE IN LATE STAGE DEMENTIAPeter 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...
- POPULATION BASED STUDY OF HOSPICE USE AND CONSEQUENCESNicholas 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/..
- A MULTIFUNCTIONAL SURGICAL SUPPORT SURFACEJames 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...
- Improving Care at the End of Life for Latinos:A Cultural Navigator InterventionStacy 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 ..
- CHOICE: Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative EffectivenessDavid 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 ..
- TAS::75 0849::TAS R&D-OTHER SCIENCES-B RESALLEN 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...
- Enhancing Cultural Congruence in Hospice CareArdith Doorenbos; Fiscal Year: 2009..The results will be instrumental in improving culturally congruent palliative care. ..
- Hospice Intervention for Older Adults With End Stage Renal DiseaseLewis 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 ..
- Massage and Heat Therapies for Children at End of LifeCynthia 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...
- CARE INTEGRATION TEAM INTERVENTION DURING HOSPICE CARERebecca 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 ..
- HOSPICE CARE FOR THE SUBSTANCE ABUSING AIDS PATIENTCAROLE COX; Fiscal Year: 1993..The findings should contribute to the development of guidelines for hospices and the development of model programs...
- GENDER DIFFERENCES IN HEALTH CARE AT THE END OF LIFEChloe 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 ..
- Patient Safety in Hospice CareDOUGLAS 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 ..
- Promoting Healthy Aging through "Elder-Healer" TrainingWilliam 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 ..
- Quality of Life in Patients Near the End of LifeCarla 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 ..
- Ethnic Variation in Hospice Use Among Cancer PatientsNuha Lackan; Fiscal Year: 2003DESCRIPTION (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...
- Patients' and families' home care service prioritiesDavid Casarett; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Patient and family participation in hospice team meetingDebra 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 ..
- 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 ..
- RESIDENT ASSESSMENT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT (RAPM)Joan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- Cancer Assessments and Reports of End-of-Life TreatmentJoan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005..Such tools will allow institutions to measure whether cancer care is meeting patient and family members' needs and expectations. ..
- Multifaceted Interventions to Ameliorate Pain/SymptomsJoan Teno; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Feeding Tube Use Among Persons with Advanced DementiaJoan 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]..
- Academic Palliative CareCharles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2008..All reentered investigators are seeking NCI funding and have the potential to become independent investigators. ..
- Understanding Access to Hospice CareMelissa Carlson; Fiscal Year: 2008..Such information is instrumental to improving the quality of hospice care across the country...
- Palliative Care Curriculum for 3rd-Year Medical StudentsCharles von Gunten; Fiscal Year: 2007Education 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...
- Improving Decision-Making about Feeding Options for Dementia PatientsLaura Hanson; Fiscal Year: 2009..If successful, this intervention will demonstrate a methodology with broader application to decision-making in dementia care. ..
- Communication in Late-stage Cancer: Exploring Hospice DecisionDEBORAH 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. ..
- A Technology-Enhanced Nursing Intervention for Hospice CaregiversGeorge 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 ..
- Hospital strategies to improve outcome performanceELIZABETH 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. ..
- Ethics and Clinical Trials in Advanced Cancer CareChristopher Daugherty; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Efficacy of Massage Therapy at the End of LifeJean 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...