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Terminally-ill people living alone without a caregiver: an Australian national scoping study of palliative care needs

Aoun, Samar, Kristjanson, Linda, Currow, David, Skett, K, Oldham, L, & Yates, Patsy (2007) Terminally-ill people living alone without a caregiver: an Australian national scoping study of palliative care needs. Palliative Medicine, 21, pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

Home-based palliative care services are facing increasing challenges in servicing the needs of clients who live alone and without a primary caregiver. The findings from the analysis of 721 services’ records from three Australian states, and feedback from health professionals in interviews and postal surveys, demonstrated that there were aspects of being on one’s own with a terminal illness and living at home that require a specialised approach and support. This study explored the issues of palliative care patients living alone, from a service provider perspective, and provided evidence-based information to assist with service planning. The study made recommendations to the Australian Department of Health and Ageing about services considered important in developing support structures for this growing population.

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ID Code: 33257
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: caregiver, community services, living alone, palliative care, place of death
DOI: 10.1177/0269216306073198
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2010 15:32
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:38

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