|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Experiences of relatives with outpatient palliative care : a cross-sectional study|
|Authors :||Fringer, André|
Ott, Stefan Ch.
|et. al :||No|
|Published in :||International Journal of Palliative Nursing|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||MA Healthcare|
|Subjects :||Cancer; Mobile care; Nursing; Outpatient; Palliative care|
|Subject (DDC) :||362: Health and social services |
|Abstract:||Aim: The authors aimed to evaluate the experiences of the relatives of dying people, both in regard to benefits and special needs, when supported by a mobile palliative care bridging service (MPCBS), which exists to enable dying people to stay at home and to support patients' relatives. Design: A cross-sectional survey. Methods: A standardised survey was performed, asking 106 relatives of dying people about their experiences with the MPCBS (response rate=47.3%). Descriptive statistics were analysed using SPSS 23. Findings: Many relatives (62.5%) reported that their dying relations when discharged from a facility to stay at home were not symptom-free. The MPCBS helped relatives maintain home care, and this was reported to be helpful. Support provided by the MPCBS made it easier for 77.6% of relatives to adjust care as soon as situations changed, and helped ensure that symptoms could be better controlled, at least for 68.2% of relatives. Younger relatives felt more encouraged by the MPCBS to care for their relatives dying at home.|
|Fulltext version :||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Nursing (IPF)|
|Published as part of the ZHAW project :||Mobile Palliative Care (Projekt BREF)|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Gesundheit|
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