The Madison Clinic: Evaluation Of A Collaborative Outpatient Paediatric Palliative Care Clinic

Title

The Madison Clinic: Evaluation Of A Collaborative Outpatient Paediatric Palliative Care Clinic

Creator

Siden H; Straatman L; Miller T; Ham J

Identifier

Publisher

Paediatrics & Child Health

Date

2009

Subject

Ambulatory Care Facilities; Continuity Of Patient Care; Paediatrics; Palliative Care

Description

BACKGROUND: A multidisciplinary outpatient clinic at a tertiary care children's hospital supported and staffed by a children's hospice was created to enhance and expand the inpatient palliative care services available to families of children with life-limiting conditions. This clinic was created with input from clinicians, program leaders and families in developing the goals and format. METHOD: The clinic was evaluated with indicators that included program data from palliative care consultations. This information was collected and recorded on a prospective basis. RESULTS: In the first 29 months of operation, 43 clinics were held, 39 individual patients were seen and there were 59 visits. The majority of visits were for pain and symptom management (75%), while 20% were for assessment for the hospice program. The hospice-palliative care team also provided telephone support, videoconference support and inpatient consultations. Patients reported overall satisfaction with their experiences at the clinic. DISCUSSION: A major benefit of this outpatient palliative care clinic is its ability to offer continuity of care for patients and their families. It also serves as a preliminary introduction to palliative care, particularly significant for families who are not yet ready to learn about or engage in the full hospice program.

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Notes

1918-1485
Siden, Harold
Straatman, Lynn
Miller, Tanice
Ham, Jennifer
Journal Article
Canada
Paediatr Child Health. 2009 Jul;14(6):379-84.

Citation

Siden H; Straatman L; Miller T; Ham J, “The Madison Clinic: Evaluation Of A Collaborative Outpatient Paediatric Palliative Care Clinic,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed November 30, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11102.

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