End-of-life care in an acute care hospital: Linking policy and practice

Title

End-of-life care in an acute care hospital: Linking policy and practice

Creator

Sorensen R

Publisher

Death Studies

Date

2011

Description

Federal and state government policymakers in Australia are promoting shared decision making in acute care hospitals as a means to improve the quality of end-of-life care. If policy is to be effective, health care professionals who provide hospital care will need to respond to its patient-centered purpose. Health services will also be called upon to train health care professionals to work with dying people in a more participatory way and to assist them to develop the clinical processes that support shared decision making. Health professionals who manage clinical workplaces become central in reshaping this practice environment by promoting patient-centered care policy objectives and restructuring health service systems to routinely incorporate patient and family preferences about care at key points in the patient's care episode.

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Type

Journal Article

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Citation

Sorensen R, “End-of-life care in an acute care hospital: Linking policy and practice,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 19, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11571.

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