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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234800
Title:
National audit of end-of-life care in hospitals in Ireland, 2008/ 9
Other Titles:
Dying in hospital in Ireland: an assessment of the quality of care in the last week of life
Authors:
Hospice Friendly Hospitals; Irish Hospice Foundation; Health Service Executive
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/234800
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The context of this report is set by the fact that most people die In a hospital or similar setting. outside the home. When you consider that most people are also born In hospital, and may spend some bme there over the course of a lifetime, it becomes clear that hospitals are central to our passage Into hfe and out of it. touchmg people at the most Important and Intimate moments of their 1i~.ln thos sense, the work of hospitals morrors the cycle of life and the expectations of socoety about ots role at each stage of the hfe cycle. The report assesses the quality of care provoded by lrosh hospitals in the last week of life. The word 'hospital' shares a common linguistic root with words like hospice and hospitality Hospitality- understood as being welcomed and cared for with kindness and attentiveness is still what everyone seeks when they come to hospital. Including patients and their families who are going through the journey of dying, death and bereavement. Tha t is why the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme (2007-2012) commissioned this first ever national audit of endof- life care In Irish hospitals. This report contributes to the growing practoce woth ln the Irish hospital system of audotong performance aga•nst standards In order to ensure that every aspect of its work meets, and even exceeds. the highest standards of care and excellence . Given that end-of-life care standards did not exist at the time the audit - but have si nce been published as Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospotals' - it may be more appropriate to regard this report as a 'pre-audit' or 'baseline-audit'. It is Government policy. since February 2009. to introduce a mandatory licensing system whereby each hospital will only be allowed to practice if. on the basis of audited performance, it meets acceptable quality standards of service .
Keywords:
HOSPICE; DEATH
Local subject classification:
END OF LIFE CARE
Series/Report no.:
National Audit Report; 5

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHospice Friendly Hospitalsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Hospice Foundationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHealth Service Executiveen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-20T08:57:19Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-20T08:57:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/234800-
dc.descriptionThe context of this report is set by the fact that most people die In a hospital or similar setting. outside the home. When you consider that most people are also born In hospital, and may spend some bme there over the course of a lifetime, it becomes clear that hospitals are central to our passage Into hfe and out of it. touchmg people at the most Important and Intimate moments of their 1i~.ln thos sense, the work of hospitals morrors the cycle of life and the expectations of socoety about ots role at each stage of the hfe cycle. The report assesses the quality of care provoded by lrosh hospitals in the last week of life. The word 'hospital' shares a common linguistic root with words like hospice and hospitality Hospitality- understood as being welcomed and cared for with kindness and attentiveness is still what everyone seeks when they come to hospital. Including patients and their families who are going through the journey of dying, death and bereavement. Tha t is why the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme (2007-2012) commissioned this first ever national audit of endof- life care In Irish hospitals. This report contributes to the growing practoce woth ln the Irish hospital system of audotong performance aga•nst standards In order to ensure that every aspect of its work meets, and even exceeds. the highest standards of care and excellence . Given that end-of-life care standards did not exist at the time the audit - but have si nce been published as Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospotals' - it may be more appropriate to regard this report as a 'pre-audit' or 'baseline-audit'. It is Government policy. since February 2009. to introduce a mandatory licensing system whereby each hospital will only be allowed to practice if. on the basis of audited performance, it meets acceptable quality standards of service .en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNational Audit Reporten_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseries5en_GB
dc.subjectHOSPICEen_GB
dc.subjectDEATHen_GB
dc.subject.otherEND OF LIFE CAREen_GB
dc.titleNational audit of end-of-life care in hospitals in Ireland, 2008/ 9en_GB
dc.title.alternativeDying in hospital in Ireland: an assessment of the quality of care in the last week of lifeen_GB
dc.typeReporten
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