Quality standards for end-of-life care in Hospitals; making end-of-life care central to hospital care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141067
Title:
Quality standards for end-of-life care in Hospitals; making end-of-life care central to hospital care
Authors:
Donovan, Helen
Affiliation:
Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/141067
Additional Links:
http://www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net/index.php
Language:
en
Description:
The Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospitals have been developed in partnership with healthcare staff and interested parties including bereaved relatives. They set out a shared vision of the end-of-life care each person should have and what each hospital should aim to provide. The Standards identify what hospitals should strive for and how they can ensure that the essential elements of a consistent quality approach to end-of-life care are in place in all parts of the hospital whether death is unexpected or expected. The Standards take into account the fact that delivery of end-of-life care is governed not only by people’s identified needs but also by their expressed preferences as well as their cultural and spiritual values. The underlying message of the Standards is that time is of the essence and that provision of high quality care is paramount. The standards have been developed as part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme, a five-year national programme initiated by the Irish Hospice Foundation in May 2007 in partnership with the HSE and supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Dormant Accounts Fund and the Health services National Partnership Forum. Because there is evidence to show that applying palliative care/hospice principles at end of life results in better outcomes for patients, families and staff, the mission of the HFH Programme is to put hospice principles into hospital practice. The key aims of the programme are: To develop Standards for end-of-life care in hospitals • To develop the capacity of hospitals to meet these Standards • To improve the overall culture of care and organisation in hospitals regarding all aspects of end of life, dying, death and bereavement The development of these Standards is an important stimulus to promote ongoing improvement of end-of-life care in hospitals.
Keywords:
HOSPITALS; QUALITY STANDARD
Local subject classification:
HOSPICE; IRELAND
Sponsors:
Irish Hospice Foundation

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDonovan, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-29T10:21:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-29T10:21:53Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/141067-
dc.descriptionThe Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospitals have been developed in partnership with healthcare staff and interested parties including bereaved relatives. They set out a shared vision of the end-of-life care each person should have and what each hospital should aim to provide. The Standards identify what hospitals should strive for and how they can ensure that the essential elements of a consistent quality approach to end-of-life care are in place in all parts of the hospital whether death is unexpected or expected. The Standards take into account the fact that delivery of end-of-life care is governed not only by people’s identified needs but also by their expressed preferences as well as their cultural and spiritual values. The underlying message of the Standards is that time is of the essence and that provision of high quality care is paramount. The standards have been developed as part of the Hospice Friendly Hospitals (HFH) Programme, a five-year national programme initiated by the Irish Hospice Foundation in May 2007 in partnership with the HSE and supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Dormant Accounts Fund and the Health services National Partnership Forum. Because there is evidence to show that applying palliative care/hospice principles at end of life results in better outcomes for patients, families and staff, the mission of the HFH Programme is to put hospice principles into hospital practice. The key aims of the programme are: To develop Standards for end-of-life care in hospitals • To develop the capacity of hospitals to meet these Standards • To improve the overall culture of care and organisation in hospitals regarding all aspects of end of life, dying, death and bereavement The development of these Standards is an important stimulus to promote ongoing improvement of end-of-life care in hospitals.en
dc.description.sponsorshipIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hospicefriendlyhospitals.net/index.phpen
dc.subjectHOSPITALSen
dc.subjectQUALITY STANDARDen
dc.subject.otherHOSPICEen
dc.subject.otherIRELANDen
dc.titleQuality standards for end-of-life care in Hospitals; making end-of-life care central to hospital careen
dc.contributor.departmentHospice Friendly Hospitals Programmeen
All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.