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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308491
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Overview of Palliative Care across the Continuum of Care
Author(s):
Freysteinson, Wyona M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Wyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN, wfreysteinson@twu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In 2006, palliative care became a medical subspecialty in the United States. Since that time, palliative care has extended beyond end-of-life hospice care to earlier points in disease trajectories. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that palliative care should begin for patients whenever a chronic or potentially terminal disease state was diagnosed. In this presentation, the benefits of palliative care are reviewed. An eagle’s eye view of various palliative care models across the health care continuum is presented. The presenter brings to life the importance of early and collaborative palliative care through reflection on a patient who died while enduring full resuscitation procedures in an intensive care unit. The literature suggests that had palliative care been initiated at the time of diagnosis of chronic obstructive lung disease and continued through to the time of his demise, three positive outcomes would have occurred: his quality of life would have been maintained or improved; he would have had a “dignified death”; and his loved ones would have had greater satisfaction with his care. The hospital would have been part of a more humane, holistic, and cost-effective approach to patient care.
Keywords:
Continuum of Care; Case Study; Palliative Care
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Overview of Palliative Care across the Continuum of Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFreysteinson, Wyona M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsWyona M. Freysteinson, PhD, MN, wfreysteinson@twu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308491-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>In 2006, palliative care became a medical subspecialty in the United States. Since that time, palliative care has extended beyond end-of-life hospice care to earlier points in disease trajectories. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that palliative care should begin for patients whenever a chronic or potentially terminal disease state was diagnosed. In this presentation, the benefits of palliative care are reviewed. An eagle’s eye view of various palliative care models across the health care continuum is presented. The presenter brings to life the importance of early and collaborative palliative care through reflection on a patient who died while enduring full resuscitation procedures in an intensive care unit. The literature suggests that had palliative care been initiated at the time of diagnosis of chronic obstructive lung disease and continued through to the time of his demise, three positive outcomes would have occurred: his quality of life would have been maintained or improved; he would have had a “dignified death”; and his loved ones would have had greater satisfaction with his care. The hospital would have been part of a more humane, holistic, and cost-effective approach to patient care.en_GB
dc.subjectContinuum of Careen_GB
dc.subjectCase Studyen_GB
dc.subjectPalliative Careen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:03Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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