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Perceptions And Roles Of Genetic Counselors In Perinatal Palliative Care: Where Are We Now?, Amanda Chamberlain 2022 The Texas Medical Center Library

Perceptions And Roles Of Genetic Counselors In Perinatal Palliative Care: Where Are We Now?, Amanda Chamberlain

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

After the identification of a life-limiting fetal diagnosis, a perinatal palliative care (PPC) team can provide specialized medical care and emotional support for the family throughout the pregnancy and after delivery. Although the growth of the field of PPC over the last ten years is well-documented, there is only one study to date that explores the experiences of genetic counselors with regards to PPC. This study seeks to further the understanding of genetic counselors’ current perceptions of, experiences with, and roles in the delivery of PPC.

An edited version of the Perinatal Palliative Care Perceptions and Barriers Scale was used …


Asking The Question ‘What Matters To You?’ In A London Intensive Care Unit, Harriet Pittaway, Laura White, Karen Turner, Angelique McGillivary 2022 Royal Free Hospital

Asking The Question ‘What Matters To You?’ In A London Intensive Care Unit, Harriet Pittaway, Laura White, Karen Turner, Angelique Mcgillivary

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: At the heart of the paradigm shift in approach to patient care from paternalism toward shared decision-making lies the international “What Matters To You?” (WMTY) movement. However, WMTY principles are not frequently applied to the critical care setting. The aim of this quality improvement project work was to design and integrate a tool for all patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) that helped answer WMTY.

Methods: Using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) methodology across 8 cycles, a multidisciplinary team designed and integrated a bedside poster into the ICU. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected via a bedside audit process on …


Podium Persentation: Trauma-Informed Care In Palliative Care, Amber Piranio 2022 Providence St. Peter

Podium Persentation: Trauma-Informed Care In Palliative Care, Amber Piranio

2022 Providence Nurse Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Does Comfort Care Make You Uncomfortable? Use Of The Cares Tool For End-Of-Life Symptom Assessment And Management, Christina Covington 2022 University of San Diego

Does Comfort Care Make You Uncomfortable? Use Of The Cares Tool For End-Of-Life Symptom Assessment And Management, Christina Covington

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Acute care nurses caring for end-of-life (EOL) patients often feel unprepared for and undereducated about this high-need population. According to current literature, many nurses lack adequate training in providing EOL care. This project aimed to improve symptom management of dying patients by providing acute care nurses education about EOL symptom assessment and medication use for symptom management. The revised Iowa model, which emphasizes clinician involvement, guided this evidence-based practice project. Sixteen acute care nurses received 30-minute in-person education, consisting of instruction in EOL symptom assessment and management via use of the CARES (comfort, airway, restlessness, emotional, self-care) tool and basic …


Improving Palliative Care Education In The Acute Hospital Setting, Maria Klug 2022 Pittsburg State University

Improving Palliative Care Education In The Acute Hospital Setting, Maria Klug

Doctor of Nursing Practice

As the geriatric population grows rapidly, the importance of utilizing and understanding palliative services continues to rise. Although palliative and hospice care are included in different healthcare courses, misconceptions and lack of knowledge continue to serve as barriers to the utilization of palliative care. The purpose was to assess knowledge, improve palliative care education, and increase understanding of the perspectives of the interdisciplinary team involved in acute patient care. The setting was the telemetry unit in a 300-bed acute care Kansas hospital. A mixed design was utilized with a goal of quality improvement in the use of palliative care. The …


Effective Therapies And Nursing Approaches: Improving Cognition In Older Adult Stroke Patients, Selyna Baltazar 2022 Dominican University of California

Effective Therapies And Nursing Approaches: Improving Cognition In Older Adult Stroke Patients, Selyna Baltazar

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

Ischemic stroke occurs in thousands of older adults throughout the year. Due to the lack of oxygen entering the brain, many patients experience a decline in cognitive function due to ischemic stroke. Cognition is the ability to understand, learn, and remember information which is needed for completing daily tasks. Modern technology has allowed for patients to survive ischemic strokes but has yet to provide proper screening tools and methods for stroke-related cognitive impairment.

Objective

To investigate the best practices for identifying, treating, and caring for patients with a cognitive injury related to a stroke. A review of the research …


Barriers To The Use Of Palliative And Hospice Care Among The Latino Population, Diana Ramirez 2022 California State University, San Bernardino

Barriers To The Use Of Palliative And Hospice Care Among The Latino Population, Diana Ramirez

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Patients suffering from irreversible and terminal illnesses may benefit from the services provided by Palliative and Hospice Care to control any symptom burden and assist in navigating complex medical decisions. Many patients may express hesitation in accepting and enrolling to this service due to misconceptions. Language barriers may add an additional layer of complexity. This study explored the challenges Palliative Care providers encounter when introducing concept of hospice to Spanish-speaking patients their families for the first time. This study implemented qualitative research methods by using semi-structured one-on-one interviews. Ten members of an In-patient Palliative Care Team at a University Hospital …


Advantages Of Early Utilization Of Palliative Care In The Pediatric Icu: A Scoping Review, Shelby Noel Cain BSN, RN, CPN, Dana Pabalate Zimmerman MSN, RN, Charis Elizabeth Oji MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, Michelle Rickard DNP, CPNP-AC 2022 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Advantages Of Early Utilization Of Palliative Care In The Pediatric Icu: A Scoping Review, Shelby Noel Cain Bsn, Rn, Cpn, Dana Pabalate Zimmerman Msn, Rn, Charis Elizabeth Oji Msn, Aprn, Cpnp-Pc/Ac, Michelle Rickard Dnp, Cpnp-Ac

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Abstract Purpose/Background Despite the increased use of palliative care in adults, only a tiny percentage of children with life-limiting illnesses or life-threatening conditions receive palliative care before dying. Palliative care has low utilization, and consults are often made late in a child’s hospitalization or diagnosis. Palliative care remains underutilized among hospitalized pediatric patients resulting in unnecessary treatments, costly and lengthy hospitalizations, and deaths occurring in the intensive care unit (ICU) rather than at home. The purpose of this scoping review is to evaluate current literature to determine the use and effect of pediatric palliative care, specifically, whether consultation of palliative …


When Healthcare Leadership And Philanthropy Lead To An Improved Patient Experience: The Paul Lepsoe Music Initiative, Sara Olivier RN BScN MN, Corianne Bell BA Mus, Cheryl Jones Registered Psychotherapist, MTA, PhD, Jerry M. Maniate MD, M.Ed, FRCPC, FACP 2022 The Ottawa Hospital

When Healthcare Leadership And Philanthropy Lead To An Improved Patient Experience: The Paul Lepsoe Music Initiative, Sara Olivier Rn Bscn Mn, Corianne Bell Ba Mus, Cheryl Jones Registered Psychotherapist, Mta, Phd, Jerry M. Maniate Md, M.Ed, Frcpc, Facp

Patient Experience Journal

Through an unprecedented collaboration between an academic acute tertiary care hospital (The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) and a community-based professional orchestra (Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO), the Paul Lepsoe Music Initiative represented an innovative partnership focused on improving patient care via (a) the integration of live music in waiting areas of the hospital’s Cancer Center and (b) the creation of individualized music therapy interventions on the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. Patient, family, and volunteer/staff feedback further refined the intervention throughout the duration of the Initiative; a qualitative process that provided insight into the overall patient experience and opportunities for patients and families …


Supporting The Transition Out Of The Family Caregiver Role: An Occupation-Centered Approach, Whitney Wilbanks 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Supporting The Transition Out Of The Family Caregiver Role: An Occupation-Centered Approach, Whitney Wilbanks

Student Capstone Projects

Engagement in meaningful and valued occupations can be used as a means to help former family caregivers cope, heal, and grow following the loss of their loved one (Pickens, 2011). Occupational engagement can be used as a means to help former family caregivers reshape their personal identity, experience a sense of wholeness, and reestablish purpose and balance in their lives (Hocking, 2016). The purpose of this doctoral capstone project was to educate hospice care staff on ways to support individuals with transitioning out of the family caregiver role following the death of the care recipient. An educational resource was developed …


Alzheimer's And Patient Caregiver Burnout: A Review Of The Literature, Madeline Hekeler 2022 James Madison University

Alzheimer's And Patient Caregiver Burnout: A Review Of The Literature, Madeline Hekeler

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

The term “silent epidemic” is fitting for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as its negative impact is widely felt but rarely discussed. Burnout among AD caregivers has become an epidemic of its own as caregivers experience an increase in health risks, stress, and financial burden. This literature review focuses on caregiver burnout and how imperative it is that caregivers are better supported in their role. Researchers have developed instruments to assess and intervene in caregiver burnout that have shown effectiveness among caregivers and their families.Nevertheless, further longitudinal research is warranted regarding more effective interventions, including stress management and social support mechanisms.


Lunch And Learn: Addressing Needs And Resources Of Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Patients, Philomina Bigelow 2022 University of Washington Tacoma

Lunch And Learn: Addressing Needs And Resources Of Adolescent And Young Adult Cancer Patients, Philomina Bigelow

MSW Capstones

Historically adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology patients have been an underserved population. Research indicates they are more likely to experience poorer treatment outcomes, which may result in part from unaddressed biopsychosocial stressors, poor treatment compliance, and poor provider rapport. Research also indicates that oncology providers do not have a formal standardized training they are required to attend on biopsychosocial needs and resources for the AYA population. Oncology care providers need knowledge of the biopsychosocial needs and resources of their AYA patients in order to provide care and resources that remove the effects of biopsychosocial stressors. This project was designed …


Perishing Personhood, Alaina Mann 2022 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Perishing Personhood, Alaina Mann

UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Many people think that art and science do not overlap, especially in an educational sense. As someone who is both a biology and studio art major, I wanted to explore this mentality. This past semester I dived into a project to prove just how much these subjects can work together to expand our understanding of how art can be used for research purposes in a medical setting. With support from my Life Drawing professor, I was able to create multiple drawings from life and from photographs centered around my grandmother's Alzheimer’s Disease during my frequent visits to her nursing home. …


Early Diagnosis, Biomarkers And Intervention In Alzheimer’S Disease, Thomas J. Grabowski MD 2022 University of Washington

Early Diagnosis, Biomarkers And Intervention In Alzheimer’S Disease, Thomas J. Grabowski Md

Palliative Care Institute

New Trends in Dementia Diagnosis and Care
Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence to Partnerships

Thomas J. Grabowski MD

Director, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center

University of Washington


Dementia And Primary Care, Barak Gaster MD, FACP 2022 University of Washington

Dementia And Primary Care, Barak Gaster Md, Facp

Palliative Care Institute

Dementia and Primary Care webinar

Part 2


Role Of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography To Differentiate Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities And Retinal Neovascularization In Diabetic Retinopathy, Abdul Sami Memon, Nasir A. Memon, Pir Salim Mahar 2022 Aga Khan University

Role Of Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography To Differentiate Intraretinal Microvascular Abnormalities And Retinal Neovascularization In Diabetic Retinopathy, Abdul Sami Memon, Nasir A. Memon, Pir Salim Mahar

Department of Surgery

Objective: To assess proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) and to describe the difference in angiographic representation of new vessels (NVs) and Intra retinal microvascular abnormalities (IRMA) on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA).
Methods: A cross-sectional observational study was performed at ISRA Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Karachi, from March 2018 to September 2018. Forty-two eyes of 21 patients with history of diabetes mellitus (DM) were examined. Twenty-eight eyes with a clinical diagnosis of severe non proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) or proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) according to early treatment diabetic retinopathy study (ETDRS) were included and evaluated using Swept source optical coherence tomography …


Dementia In Primary Care: Prevalence To Partnerships, Kristoffer Rhoads PhD 2022 Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine

Dementia In Primary Care: Prevalence To Partnerships, Kristoffer Rhoads Phd

Palliative Care Institute

Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence to Partnerships. 01.26.22 Part 1


Ten-Year Trends Of Utilizing Palliative Care And Palliative Procedures In Patients With Gastric Cancer In The United States From 2009 To 2018 - A Nationwide Database Study, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo, Zahra Mojtahedi, Pearl Kim, Jinwook Hwang, Ja Seol Koo, Hee Taik Kang, Jay J. Shen 2022 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ten-Year Trends Of Utilizing Palliative Care And Palliative Procedures In Patients With Gastric Cancer In The United States From 2009 To 2018 - A Nationwide Database Study, Moon Kyung Joo, Ji Won Yoo, Zahra Mojtahedi, Pearl Kim, Jinwook Hwang, Ja Seol Koo, Hee Taik Kang, Jay J. Shen

Internal Medicine Faculty Publications

Objectives: Little is known about the current status and the changing trends of hospitalization and palliative care consultation of patients with gastric cancer in the United States. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changing trend in the number of hospitalization, palliative care consultation, and palliative procedures in the US during a recent 10-year period using a nationwide database. Methods: This was a retrospective study that analyzed the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database of 2009–2018. Patients aged more than 18 years who were diagnosed with a gastric cancer using International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and 10 codes were …


The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, Morgan Garrett 2022 University of Kentucky

The Use Of A Pediatric Palliative And Hospice Education Module To Enhance The Knowledge And Practice Of Emergency Room Providers, Morgan Garrett

DNP Projects

Background: Palliative and hospice care resources are underutilized in pediatric patients with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. One contributing factor is the lack of formalized education for medical providers regarding the differences and scope of palliative and hospice care models. Without adequate education about these services, providers are not able to effectively utilize otherwise available resources to provide holistic care.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the current perception of knowledge among providers pertaining to pediatric palliative and hospice care. The study investigated improvements in educational outcomes in ten categories after participation in a web-based training. A secondary …


End Stage Kidney Disease Patient Experiences Of Renal Supportive Care In An Australian Teaching Hospital: A Qualitative Study, Eloise Sobels, Megan Best, Steve Chadban, Riona Pais 2022 The University of Notre Dame Australia

End Stage Kidney Disease Patient Experiences Of Renal Supportive Care In An Australian Teaching Hospital: A Qualitative Study, Eloise Sobels, Megan Best, Steve Chadban, Riona Pais

IES Papers and Journal Articles

Context

Renal Supportive Care Services (RSCS) were introduced in Australia to provide patient-centred care with a focus on better symptom management and improved quality of life in end stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients managed with or without dialysis. While RSCS have demonstrated clinical benefits with reduced length of hospital stay and symptom burden, there is a gap in understanding the experience of patients referred to RSCS.

Objectives

To identify patient attitudes, beliefs, and perspectives on the RSCS.

Methods

Qualitative interviews were conducted with 20 participants from both dialysis and conservative treatment pathways. Transcripts were then thematically analysed and primary themes …


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