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Transitions of Care After Critical Illness-Challenges to Recovery and Adaptive Problem Solving*

Objectives: Investigate the challenges experienced by survivors of critical illness and their caregivers across the transitions of care from intensive care to community, and the potential problem-solving strategies used to navigate these challenges. Methods: Qualitative design-data generation via interviews and data analysis via the framework analysis method.

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 14:40

A Communication Model to Bridge Adolescent Patients, Caregivers, and Physicians in Transitions of Care

Background: A transition of care (TOC) process from pediatric to adult medicine ensures that adolescents receive ongoing care into young adulthood, a time of high risk for preventable morbidity and mortality. Methods: We explored patient, caregiver, and physician perspectives on ways to improve TOC communication with healthy adolescents. Two researchers conducted key informant interviews with healthy 12- to 18-year-old adolescents, their caregivers, and primary care physicians working in pediatric, internal, and family medicine.

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 18:40

Post-discharge medicines management: the experiences, perceptions and roles of older people and their family carers

Background Multiple changes are made to older patients' medicines during hospital admission, which can sometimes cause confusion and anxiety. This results in problems with post-discharge medicines management, for example medicines taken incorrectly, which can lead to harm, hospital readmission and reduced quality of life. Aim To explore the experiences of older patients and their family carers as they enacted post-discharge medicines management.

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:43