End of life care for older people in acute and long stay care settings in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/116388
Title:
End of life care for older people in acute and long stay care settings in Ireland
Authors:
National Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP); Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway; O’Shea, Eamon; Murphy, Kathy; Larkin, Philip; Payne, Sheila; Froggatt, Katherine; Casey, Dympna; Ní Léime, Áine; Keys, Mary
Affiliation:
Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme
Publisher:
National Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP)
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/116388
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report is an exploration of end-of-life care for older people in acute and longstay settings in Ireland. The focus is on end-of-life care for all types of illnesses and conditions in acute and residential care settings because this is where the majority of older people die in Ireland. End-of-life care is broader in scope than palliative care and allows a longer lead time to death. It takes into account the potential uncertainty surrounding dying and death, including the possibility that some people follow complex and non-linear pathways to death. End-of-life care is, therefore, intimately bound-up with quality of life issues for older people living in acute and long-stay care settings. Loss and decline are common and recurring features of life in long-stay care settings, from admission, through on-going care, to death. The challenge for the future will be to find an equilibrium between the care of the living and dying in acute and long-stay care settings. This report provides a potential framework for the development of an integrated care structure for end-of-life care that embraces living and dying as part of the normal care structures and processes in all care settings.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; DEATH; HOSPICE; PALLIATIVE CARE; RESIDENTIAL CARE
Local subject classification:
LONG STAY SETTING; END OF LIFE CARE
ISBN:
190037854X
Sponsors:
NCAOP and the IHF jointly funded this project

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP)en
dc.contributor.authorIrish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galwayen
dc.contributor.authorO’Shea, Eamonen
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Kathyen
dc.contributor.authorLarkin, Philipen
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Sheilaen
dc.contributor.authorFroggatt, Katherineen
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Dympnaen
dc.contributor.authorNí Léime, Áineen
dc.contributor.authorKeys, Maryen
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-26T11:31:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-11-26T11:31:26Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.isbn190037854X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/116388-
dc.descriptionThis report is an exploration of end-of-life care for older people in acute and longstay settings in Ireland. The focus is on end-of-life care for all types of illnesses and conditions in acute and residential care settings because this is where the majority of older people die in Ireland. End-of-life care is broader in scope than palliative care and allows a longer lead time to death. It takes into account the potential uncertainty surrounding dying and death, including the possibility that some people follow complex and non-linear pathways to death. End-of-life care is, therefore, intimately bound-up with quality of life issues for older people living in acute and long-stay care settings. Loss and decline are common and recurring features of life in long-stay care settings, from admission, through on-going care, to death. The challenge for the future will be to find an equilibrium between the care of the living and dying in acute and long-stay care settings. This report provides a potential framework for the development of an integrated care structure for end-of-life care that embraces living and dying as part of the normal care structures and processes in all care settings.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNCAOP and the IHF jointly funded this projecten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council on Ageing and Older People (NCAOP)en
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectDEATHen
dc.subjectHOSPICEen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen
dc.subject.otherLONG STAY SETTINGen
dc.subject.otherEND OF LIFE CAREen
dc.titleEnd of life care for older people in acute and long stay care settings in Irelanden
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentHospice Friendly Hospitals Programmeen
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