Decision-making in palliative and continuing care in the community: an analysis of the published literature with reference to the context of UK care provision.

Abstract

Palliative and continuing care in the United Kingdom (UK) is provided by a range of health and social care professionals who work within a variety of statutory and non-statutory organisations. This selective review of the literature focuses upon palliative and continuing care decision-making undertaken by district nurses and social workers as an exemplar of interprofessional decision-making. The decision-making process is complex and heavily influenced by the organisations employing district nurses and social workers. A model of strategic decision-making is identified which facilitates the exploration of events within the context of practice, thus providing a greater understanding of the process and outcomes to inform the professional development of practitioners.

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@article{Bliss2003DecisionmakingIP, title={Decision-making in palliative and continuing care in the community: an analysis of the published literature with reference to the context of UK care provision.}, author={Julie Beshore Bliss and Alison E. While}, journal={International journal of nursing studies}, year={2003}, volume={40 8}, pages={881-8} }