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Description of an Australian model for end-of-life care in patients with hematologic malignancies

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Pamela McgrathPamela Mcgrath, Hamish HolewaHamish Holewa
Purpose/Objectives: To present a model for end-of-life care in adult hematology that has been developed from nursing insights. Data Sources: Insights obtained from 25 nursing interviews during a two-year, qualitative, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council research study.Data Synthesis: The nursing insights indicate that an understanding of end-of-life care in hematology needs to be set in a trilogy of over lapping models (labeled functional, evolving, and refractory) that address the complexity of issues associated with professional and hospital culture. Conclusions: The authors have used the findings of their national research study to develop a useful, working model to assist with the integration of palliative care into adult hematology. Implications for Nursing: The model develops a new language for understanding and fostering the integration of palliative care and hematology.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

34

Issue

1

Start Page

79

End Page

88

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

0190-535X

ISSN

1538-0688

Location

USA

Publisher

Oncology Nursing Society

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR); International Program of Psycho-Social Health Research;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Oncology nursing forum.

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