Conceptual models and the outcomes of caring

Title

Conceptual models and the outcomes of caring

Creator

Byock IR

Publisher

Journal Of Pain And Symptom Management

Date

1999

Description

Conceptual models and the taxonomies associated with them are inherent tools of goal-directed activity. Conceptual models partition reality, discerning differences within a phenomenologic continuum; a process that is a fundamental requisite for measurement. This paper presents theoretical observations regarding the influence of conceptual models on goal-directed endeavors and explores specific implications for outcome measurement in palliative care. The dominant model of end-of-life care is the problem-based model of adult medicine. In clinical orientation, hospice and palliative care bear strong similarities to a pediatric and family medical model for early childhood care. This essay examines salient features of a conceptual model for palliative care that draws on a life-cycle or developmental model of human experience in critical transitions and explores application of this model to palliative care. [References: 18]
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

83-92

Issue

2

Volume

17

Citation

Byock IR, “Conceptual models and the outcomes of caring,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 28, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12199.

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