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A national roll out of an insufficiently evaluated practice : how evidence based are our end-of-life care policies?

Chan, Raymond & Webster, Joan (2011) A national roll out of an insufficiently evaluated practice : how evidence based are our end-of-life care policies? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(7), pp. 840-845.

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    There has been increasing international efforts to ensure that health care policies are evidence based. One area where there is a lack of ‘effectiveness’ evidence is in the use of end-of-life care pathways (EOLCP) (1). Despite the lack of evidence supporting the efficacy of the EOCLP, their use has been endorsed in the recent national palliative care strategy document in the UK (2). In addition, a publication endorsed by the Australian Government (titled: Supporting Australians to live well at the End of Life- National Palliative Care Strategy 2010) (3), recommended a national roll out of EOLCP across all sectors (primary, acute and aged care) in Australia. According to this document, it is a measure of “appropriateness” and “effectiveness” for promoting quality end-of-life care.

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    ID Code: 41317
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: End-of-life care pathways, End-of-life care policies, Palliative care
    DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0050
    ISSN: 1096-6218
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OTHER MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (119900) > Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified (119999)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Schools > School of Nursing
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers
    Deposited On: 15 Apr 2011 16:12
    Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 14:09

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