Exploring the Factors that Influence the Interprofessional Delivery of Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603197
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the Factors that Influence the Interprofessional Delivery of Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Facilities
Other Titles:
Research Related to End-of-Life [Session]
Author(s):
Pfaff, Kathryn A.; Echlin, Jean; Hamilton, Lisa A.; Echlin, Jean; Hamilton, Lisa A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Upsilon
Author Details:
Kathryn A. Pfaff, RN, kpfaff@uwindsor.ca; Jean Echlin, RN; Lisa A. Hamilton
Abstract:
Session presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The implementation of palliative care is considered the ‘gold standard’ for care at end-of-life (Department of Health End of Life Care Strategy, 2008).  Palliative care is an interprofessional approach that improves the quality of life for individuals with life-threatening illness, by early identification and management of pain and other physical symptoms. It integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, offering a support system to help individuals live as actively as possible until death, and addresses the coping needs of individuals and families through illness and bereavement (World Health Organization, 2011). Nevertheless, there are many barriers and challenges associated with delivering palliative care in long-term care.  Recruitment and retention of care providers in all disciplines is a challenge in long-term care institutions in Canada (Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety, 2012). Although volunteers and non-professional staff play a key role in providing palliative care in hospice settings, they are often not well-integrated in resident care in long-term care facilities. Non-professional staff often perceive their assessments to be undervalued, their roles to be less important, and lack of recogntion as members of the interprofessional care team (Franchi, 2011). To be successful, interprofessional collaboration must be understood at the individual, team and organizational levels. The purpose of this exploratory cross-sectional survey of professional and non-professional long-term care providers was to understand the factors that predict the delivery of interprofessional palliaitve care in long-term care.  The background, research questions, methods and analysis will be briefly reviewed prior to reporting the statistical findings. The latter will be reported and interpreted within the context of the individual care provider, the team, and the organization.  Implications for practice, education, policy, and research will be discussed.
Keywords:
Palliative Care; Interprofessional Collaboration; Long-Term Care
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15H27
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleExploring the Factors that Influence the Interprofessional Delivery of Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Facilitiesen
dc.title.alternativeResearch Related to End-of-Life [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorPfaff, Kathryn A.en
dc.contributor.authorEchlin, Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Lisa A.en
dc.contributor.authorEchlin, Jeanen
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Lisa A.en
dc.contributor.departmentTau Upsilonen
dc.author.detailsKathryn A. Pfaff, RN, kpfaff@uwindsor.ca; Jean Echlin, RN; Lisa A. Hamiltonen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603197en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Tuesday, November 10, 2015: The implementation of palliative care is considered the ‘gold standard’ for care at end-of-life (Department of Health End of Life Care Strategy, 2008).  Palliative care is an interprofessional approach that improves the quality of life for individuals with life-threatening illness, by early identification and management of pain and other physical symptoms. It integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care, offering a support system to help individuals live as actively as possible until death, and addresses the coping needs of individuals and families through illness and bereavement (World Health Organization, 2011). Nevertheless, there are many barriers and challenges associated with delivering palliative care in long-term care.  Recruitment and retention of care providers in all disciplines is a challenge in long-term care institutions in Canada (Long-Term Care Task Force on Resident Care and Safety, 2012). Although volunteers and non-professional staff play a key role in providing palliative care in hospice settings, they are often not well-integrated in resident care in long-term care facilities. Non-professional staff often perceive their assessments to be undervalued, their roles to be less important, and lack of recogntion as members of the interprofessional care team (Franchi, 2011). To be successful, interprofessional collaboration must be understood at the individual, team and organizational levels. The purpose of this exploratory cross-sectional survey of professional and non-professional long-term care providers was to understand the factors that predict the delivery of interprofessional palliaitve care in long-term care.  The background, research questions, methods and analysis will be briefly reviewed prior to reporting the statistical findings. The latter will be reported and interpreted within the context of the individual care provider, the team, and the organization.  Implications for practice, education, policy, and research will be discussed.en
dc.subjectPalliative Careen
dc.subjectInterprofessional Collaborationen
dc.subjectLong-Term Careen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:45:24Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:45:24Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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