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The use of telecare for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: implications for management

Aim  To evaluate the telecare service offered by Home Care teams to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Background  The use of telecare aims to support older people in remaining independent at home, reducing hospital admissions and improving the quality of life for older people and their informal carers. In the redesign of managed care for people with COPD using telecare, an evaluation of the implementation process is necessary.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:19

A multi-professional short-term group intervention for informal caregivers of patients using a home palliative care service

Informal carers of home palliative care patients have high unmet needs. However, interventions for carers are few. This research-based short-term group intervention addresses the information and support needs of carers. Multiprofessional informal teaching is combined with peer support. The intervention was designed by integrating the findings from a qualitative study and the evidence on needs and interventions, in order to address the key issues of feasibility, acceptability, and accessibility.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Preference for a single or shared room in a UK inpatient hospice: patient, family and staff perspectives

Objective This study investigated the preferences of patients, family and staff for single or shared rooms in a UK hospice.

Method Semistructured interviews were conducted with patients, informal carers and staff at a hospice, focusing on room type preference.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:11

Family quality of life in dementia: a qualitative approach to family-identified care priorities

Objective: To characterize factors contributing to quality of life (QOL) in families providing care to people with dementia.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10