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Primary care palliative and supportive care services: Experiences and perceptions of patients with advanced progressive disease and their informal carers

Hardy, Beth (2009) Primary care palliative and supportive care services: Experiences and perceptions of patients with advanced progressive disease and their informal carers. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Palliative care can be defined as the active, holistic care of patients with advanced progressive illness, and incorporates symptom management with psychological, social and spiri-tual care (WHO, 1990). Palliative care is for patients in the advanced stages of illness.
    Supportive care follows people throughout the process of their disease, from pre-diagnosis, treatment, cure, continuing illness, death and into bereavement. The aim of supportive care is to maximise benefits of treatment and help people to live as well as possible with a disease (NCHSPCS, 2002).
    The majority of palliative/supportive care is delivered in pri-mary care, and up to 90% of people spend most of their last year of life at home (Aoun et al, 2005).
    Palliative services were initially only available for cancer suf-ferers, however recent policy proclaims that palliative and supportive care services should be available to all, regard-less of diagnosis (DoH, 2008) and a plethora of services now exist to meet these needs.
    This research will take a interpretive phenomenological meth-odology to explore the experience of receiving these services from the perspectives of patients and their informal carers,

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2009 15:27
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:38
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4802

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