Primary palliative care in Ireland; identifying improvements in primary care to support the care of those in their last year of life

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/192381
Title:
Primary palliative care in Ireland; identifying improvements in primary care to support the care of those in their last year of life
Authors:
Lynch, Marie
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, Ireland.
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
30-Nov-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/192381
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Report of the Irish Hospice Foundation's Primary Palliative Care Steering Committee. This report contains findings of a survey the programme undertook in 2010 which found that the majority of 182 primary care healthcare professionals registered a significant desire for more training in palliative care. Some two thirds of respondents requested training in symptom control and nearly half sought training in care for imminently dying patients at home. The report highlights longer-term recommendations to fill significant gaps in service provision such as the need for flexible out of hours nursing; better communication systems between primary, secondary and tertiary care providers, more psychological support for patients and families, timely access to specialised equipment and formalising a palliative approach to care within private healthcare sector.
Keywords:
PALLIATIVE CARE; PRIMARY CARE SERVICE
Local subject classification:
IRELAND

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-29T16:11:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-29T16:11:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-11-30-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/192381-
dc.descriptionReport of the Irish Hospice Foundation's Primary Palliative Care Steering Committee. This report contains findings of a survey the programme undertook in 2010 which found that the majority of 182 primary care healthcare professionals registered a significant desire for more training in palliative care. Some two thirds of respondents requested training in symptom control and nearly half sought training in care for imminently dying patients at home. The report highlights longer-term recommendations to fill significant gaps in service provision such as the need for flexible out of hours nursing; better communication systems between primary, secondary and tertiary care providers, more psychological support for patients and families, timely access to specialised equipment and formalising a palliative approach to care within private healthcare sector.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE SERVICEen
dc.subject.otherIRELANDen
dc.titlePrimary palliative care in Ireland; identifying improvements in primary care to support the care of those in their last year of lifeen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundation, Dublin, Ireland.en
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