A Process Evaluation of an Outpatient Palliative Care Program: A Quality Improvement Project

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/623560
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Pilot/Exploratory Study
Title:
A Process Evaluation of an Outpatient Palliative Care Program: A Quality Improvement Project
Author(s):
Liguori, David
Advisors:
Cochran, Corinne; Biddle-Childress, Rosemary; Santana-Joseph, Sobeida
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2017
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Palliative care has evolved from providing care for patients near end-of-life into a specialized discipline focused on addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients throughout the trajectory of an illness. For patients with metastatic cancer, timely referrals to palliative care are essential in order to have a meaningful impact on their quality of life. Recommendations for screening patients for palliative care have been offered by professional organizations; however, screening all patients with metastatic cancer poses many challenges. This quality improvement project conducted a process evaluation of an outpatient palliative care program and evaluated the feasibility of utilizing a screening tool in an effort to readily identify patients with metastatic cancer that have palliative care needs in an outpatient cancer center. Although nurses’ compliance with the screening tool was less than expected, screening for palliative care needs in this setting resulted in more referrals to palliative care compared to physician referrals. Improvements in quality of life were found in patients who received a palliative care consultation and patients were very satisfied with the care provided by palliative care. The potential for financial improvements was observed as a result of this project.

Key words: palliative care, metastatic cancer, screening, process evaluation

Keywords:
Screening; process evaluation
CINAHL Headings:
Palliative Care; Hospice and Palliative Nursing; Process Assessment (Health Care); Clinical Assessment Tools; Patient Assessment; Palliative Care--Utilization
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2017-11-28T16:05:05Z
Date of Publication:
2017-11-28

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dc.contributor.advisorCochran, Corinneen
dc.contributor.advisorBiddle-Childress, Rosemaryen
dc.contributor.advisorSantana-Joseph, Sobeidaen
dc.contributor.authorLiguori, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-28T16:05:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-28T16:05:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-28-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/623560-
dc.description.abstract<p>Palliative care has evolved from providing care for patients near end-of-life into a specialized discipline focused on addressing the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of patients throughout the trajectory of an illness. For patients with metastatic cancer, timely referrals to palliative care are essential in order to have a meaningful impact on their quality of life. Recommendations for screening patients for palliative care have been offered by professional organizations; however, screening all patients with metastatic cancer poses many challenges. This quality improvement project conducted a process evaluation of an outpatient palliative care program and evaluated the feasibility of utilizing a screening tool in an effort to readily identify patients with metastatic cancer that have palliative care needs in an outpatient cancer center. Although nurses’ compliance with the screening tool was less than expected, screening for palliative care needs in this setting resulted in more referrals to palliative care compared to physician referrals. Improvements in quality of life were found in patients who received a palliative care consultation and patients were very satisfied with the care provided by palliative care. The potential for financial improvements was observed as a result of this project.</p> <p>Key words: <em>palliative care, metastatic cancer, screening, process evaluation</em></p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectScreeningen
dc.subjectprocess evaluationen
dc.titleA Process Evaluation of an Outpatient Palliative Care Program: A Quality Improvement Projecten_US
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
thesis.degree.year2017en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachPilot/Exploratory Studyen
dc.subject.cinahlPalliative Careen
dc.subject.cinahlHospice and Palliative Nursingen
dc.subject.cinahlProcess Assessment (Health Care)en
dc.subject.cinahlClinical Assessment Toolsen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlPalliative Care--Utilizationen
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