An educational package that supports laycarers to safely manage breakthrough subcutaneous injections for home-based palliative care patients: development and evaluation of a service quality improvement.

@article{Healy2013AnEP,
  title={An educational package that supports laycarers to safely manage breakthrough subcutaneous injections for home-based palliative care patients: development and evaluation of a service quality improvement.},
  author={Sue Healy and Fiona J Israel and Margaret A Charles and Liz Reymond},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={562-70}
}
BACKGROUND Palliative care services strive to support people to live and die well in their chosen environment, with optimal symptom control and a pattern of care supportive of laycarers. The likelihood of patients remaining at home often depends upon laycarers, who may be required to manage subcutaneous medications. AIM AND DESIGN This study reports the development, trial and evaluation of a package that teaches laycarers to manage subcutaneous medications used for symptom control in home… CONTINUE READING
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