National rapid discharge guidance for patients who wish to die at home

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324914
Title:
National rapid discharge guidance for patients who wish to die at home
Other Titles:
National Clincial Programme for Palliative Care
Authors:
National Clincial Programme for Palliative Care
Affiliation:
Strategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executive
Citation:
National Clincial Programme for Palliative Care. National rapid discharge guidance for patients who wish to die at home. Dublin: Health Services Executive; 2012. 27p.
Publisher:
Health Service Executive
Issue Date:
Nov-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324914
Additional Links:
http://www.hse.ie/palliativecareprogramme
Item Type:
Guideline
Language:
en
Description:
Enabling people to die where they choose is an important aim of palliative care (Field, 1997). The issue of preferred place of death is a complex one. Numerous studies have suggested that patients most commonly express a wish to die at home, (Higginson, 2000) but a number of factors, in addition to preference also influence place of death (Gomes, 2006). Preferences around place of care can be challenging to elicit and record (Munday, 2009) and patients may demonstrate an inclination towards one choice or another rather than expressing a preference in categorical terms (Thomas, 2004). Nevertheless, when a seriously ill patient does express a wish to die at home their request should not be simply viewed as impractical or impossible. Rather, a realistic evaluation of the feasibility of different options should be undertaken.
Keywords:
PALLIATIVE CARE; MORTALITY
Local subject classification:
DEATH AND DYING

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Clincial Programme for Palliative Careen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-18T09:38:31Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-18T09:38:31Z-
dc.date.issued2013-11-
dc.identifier.citationNational Clincial Programme for Palliative Care. National rapid discharge guidance for patients who wish to die at home. Dublin: Health Services Executive; 2012. 27p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324914-
dc.descriptionEnabling people to die where they choose is an important aim of palliative care (Field, 1997). The issue of preferred place of death is a complex one. Numerous studies have suggested that patients most commonly express a wish to die at home, (Higginson, 2000) but a number of factors, in addition to preference also influence place of death (Gomes, 2006). Preferences around place of care can be challenging to elicit and record (Munday, 2009) and patients may demonstrate an inclination towards one choice or another rather than expressing a preference in categorical terms (Thomas, 2004). Nevertheless, when a seriously ill patient does express a wish to die at home their request should not be simply viewed as impractical or impossible. Rather, a realistic evaluation of the feasibility of different options should be undertaken.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executiveen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.hse.ie/palliativecareprogrammeen_GB
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen_GB
dc.subjectMORTALITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherDEATH AND DYINGen_GB
dc.titleNational rapid discharge guidance for patients who wish to die at homeen_GB
dc.title.alternativeNational Clincial Programme for Palliative Careen_GB
dc.typeGuidelineen
dc.contributor.departmentStrategy and Programmes Directorate, Health Service Executiveen_GB
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