Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559185
Title:
Hearing the voice of bereaved relatives
Authors:
McLoughlin, Kathleen
Affiliation:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Publisher:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Issue Date:
15-Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559185
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This report details findings from a pilot of survey of bereaved relatives. The pilot was developed as one element of a National End-of-Life Audit and Review System, with reference to standards for End-of-Life Care in Ireland published by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and The Irish Hospice Foundation. Findings suggest that generally most people found the care of their loved one to be acceptable and the majority of relatives were satisfied with the care received. However, there is clearly considerable room for improvement when the elements of care, as outlined in published standards, are examined in detail. The study highlights that considerably more can be done to improve direct communication with the patients regarding end-of-life care wishes and preferences, throughout the illness journey.
Keywords:
BEREAVEMENT; DEATH
Local subject classification:
survey

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Kathleenen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T09:05:10Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T09:05:10Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03-15en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559185en
dc.descriptionThis report details findings from a pilot of survey of bereaved relatives. The pilot was developed as one element of a National End-of-Life Audit and Review System, with reference to standards for End-of-Life Care in Ireland published by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and The Irish Hospice Foundation. Findings suggest that generally most people found the care of their loved one to be acceptable and the majority of relatives were satisfied with the care received. However, there is clearly considerable room for improvement when the elements of care, as outlined in published standards, are examined in detail. The study highlights that considerably more can be done to improve direct communication with the patients regarding end-of-life care wishes and preferences, throughout the illness journey.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.subjectBEREAVEMENTen
dc.subjectDEATHen
dc.subject.othersurveyen
dc.titleHearing the voice of bereaved relativesen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
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