Communication between family carers and health professionals about end-of-life care for older people in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study

CASWELL, Glenys, POLLOCK, Kristian, HARWOOD, Rowan and POROCK, Davina (2015). Communication between family carers and health professionals about end-of-life care for older people in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 14 (1).

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Abstract

This paper focuses on communication between hospital staff and family carers of patients dying on acute hospital wards, with an emphasis on the family carers’ perspective. The age at which people in the UK die is increasing and many continue to die in the acute hospital setting. Concerns have been expressed about poor quality end of life care in hospitals, in particular regarding communication between staff and relatives. This research aimed to understand the factors and processes which affect the quality of care provided to frail older people who are dying in hospital and their family carers.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Departments: Health and Well-being > Nursing and Midwifery
Identification Number: 10.1186/s12904-015-0032-0
Depositing User: Davina Porock
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 12:09
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 12:22
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15179

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