Setting up a new evidence-based hospice-at-home service in England

Butler, Claire and Holdsworth, Laura M. (2013) Setting up a new evidence-based hospice-at-home service in England. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (7). pp. 355-359. ISSN 1357-6321. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

A hospice service in south east England determined to develop a new hospice-at-home service to enable greater patient choice and facilitate patients dying at home, which is often a patient's preferred place. As a first step, a literature review was commissioned to establish the evidence base to inform the design of the new service. A range of research had been reported on hospice-at-home services, but the service configurations evaluated in these studies and the context in which they operated had not been described in detail. This paper briefly summarises the results of the literature review and then describes the new service that was established, including the setting and context. Experiences with the service in terms of activity, acceptability, and problems are described. The aim is to assist providers and commissioners seeking to establish or develop similar services and to help them predict the likely impact of such services.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Evaluation of Pilgrims Hospices Rapid Response Community End of Life Service in East Kent
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: L. Holdsworth
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2013 13:36 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 13:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34945 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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