Ellen M Nightingale

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Over the past 30 years, palliative care services have developed in an ad-hoc way in Australia and around the world. Community expectations for palliative care have grown in recent years. As palliative care has evolved, the World Health Organization definition of palliative care has changed substantially. The changes challenge those who are involved in(More)
This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable method of measuring symptom distress in frail elderly people capable of providing self reports. We tested a tool used in palliative care settings with 46 elders in residential aged care, refined the tool, and tested the new version with 48 additional elders. Items assessed the prevalence and severity of(More)
The Navigate Care Model (NCM) specifies clinical pathway assignments for hospice patients based on the anticipated outcomes of death, discharge home, or discharge into residential care. This study, set in a freestanding, inpatient hospice, evaluated the effects of NCM implementation on 338 patients, 154 family members and the organization, including 49(More)
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