Literature Review of the Evidence Base for a Hospice at Home Service

Stosz, L.M. (2008) Literature Review of the Evidence Base for a Hospice at Home Service. Other. Centre for Health Services Studies, Canterbury (Full text available)

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Abstract

This literature review aimed to identify the evidence base for a hospice at home service at the end of life for facilitating death at home to narrow the gap between preference and reality. This study defines ‘hospice at home’ as hospice style care provided in the home environment; this means specialist palliative care, equipment and medication is available 24/7. However, services operating under this term are not uniform across the literature. Terms encountered in the literature that are used to describe ‘hospice at home services’ or elements of it include: palliative home care, out-of-hours palliative care, hospital at home, home care, community palliative care, specialist palliative care, rapid response teams, and crisis intervention.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Uncontrolled keywords: palliative home care, out-of-hours palliative care, hospital at home, home care, community palliative care, specialist palliative care, rapid response teams, and crisis intervention
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2010 15:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 14:38
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24789 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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