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Quality, standards, organisational and clinical audit for hospice and palliative care services

Irene Higginson

Quality, standards, organisational and clinical audit for hospice and palliative care services

by Irene Higginson

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Published by National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementIrene Higginson.
SeriesOccasional papers / National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services -- 2, Occasional papers -- 2.
ContributionsNational Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services.
The Physical Object
Pagination20p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17334244M

  A clinical audit was developed and conducted at St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds, to provide evidence of the standard of privacy and dignity afforded to patients in the wards and Day Hospice. It involved setting standards from key documents and including patients, carers, and staff in . Mouth care is considered one of the most basic of nursing activities, and palliative care patients are especially vulnerable to oral problems (Macmillan Practice Development Unit, ). This article describes a project on developing oral care practice and staff knowledge, by nursing staff and Macmillan nurses at a hospital in central England.

of clinical audit in a palliative care setting, using an action research approach. It has been suggested that quality is embodied in the ideals, structure and delivery of palliative care (Tierney et al. , National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services [NCHPCS] , ). However, this belief. • Development of standards of care, audit tools and outcome measures related to the community palliative care services. • Maintain correct records of service delivery utilising the computerised system (i.e. PAS) • Lead the embedding of outcomes measures (PCOC) in clinical care delivery.

The purpose of this study was to describe the quality of hospice care evaluated by the family members of one residential hospice institution. The study represents the first systematic research about the quality of hospice care in Finland. The data were collected from 91 family members of Terhokoti Hospice patients 6 months after the patient died. It was based on the Humane Terminal Caring. Higginson IJ. Clinical and organisational audit in palliative care. In Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine Second Edition. Edit by D Doyle, G W C Hanks, N MacDonald. Oxford: Oxford University Press ; 2 (6):pp


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Quality, standards, organisational and clinical audit for hospice and palliative care services by Irene Higginson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Defining Quality in Hospice Care Foreword Quality is a slippery concept. I remember being told by a well-known Hospice Chief Executive that it was “more than a drawer full of thank you letters”. Indeed it is.

Quality is certainly best judged by those who receive care –. Effectiveness of interventions. Quality measures have been used by HPCTs to monitor the effectiveness of interventions. The Support Team Assessment – STAS (Higginson, ) (modified for hospital use from a tool developed for use in the community) and its ‘daughter’ measure, the Palliative care Outcome Scale – POS (Hearn and Higginson, ) have both figured as tools.

Quality Standards for End-of-Life Care in Hospitals Making end-of-life care central to hospital care. organisational and clinical audit for hospice and palliative care services book 3 Contents The Link between Standards and Audit 4 Contents Contents Part 3: The Standards 37 Clinical Nurse Specialist Palliative Care, Wexford General Size: 1MB.

Hospice is defined by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO, USA) and WHO, as a program of care that provides comprehensive medical, nursing and support services to dying.

Background: The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence launched the PEACE project inunder contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to identify, develop, and pilot test quality measures for hospice and palliative care programs. Objectives: The project collected pilot data to test the usability and feasibility of potential quality measures and Quality collection Cited by: Quality Guidelines, Standards, and Measures Program Standards & Guidelines.

A National Framework and Preferred Practices for Palliative and Hospice Care Quality (National Quality Forum [NQF], ) (P) Four articles in the Journal of Palliative Medicine set out consensus recommendations for how to implement the NQF Framework and Preferred.

National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services () Quality, Standards, Organisational and Clinical Audit for Hospice and Palliative Care Services.

London: Occasional Paper 2. Google Scholar. Higginson I (ed.). Clinical audit in palliative care. New York, New York: Radcliffe Medical Press, Higginson I. Quality, standards, organisational and clinical audit for hospice and palliative care services.

London, England: National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services, Palliative care core standards. We are developing a four-level programme to support quality improvement in hospice and palliative care organisations. We are supporting the development of new communities of practice, focussed on implementing quality improvement initiatives at a local level.

We will enable these communities to engage with peers through a quality improvement forum. Making Palliative Care Better: Quality improvement, multiprofessional audit and standards [National Council for Hospice and Specialist Palliative Care Services] on.

Draft—do not is a work in progress and could change following public consultation. Palliative Care Care for Adults With a Progressive Life-Limiting Illness 4 About Quality Standards Health Quality Ontario, in collaboration with clinical experts, patients, residents, and caregivers.

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey, Note: White and Black are non-Hispanic.

Hispanic includes all races. Overall Rate: Innearly all (%) of hospice patients received care consistent with their stated end-of-life wishes. Trends: From tothe percentage of hospice patients age 65 and over who received. As previous years, some audit activity has centred on meeting the requirements set out by the National Care Standards for Hospice Care and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Clinical Standards (NHS.

STANDARDS AND NORMS FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE IN EUROPE - THE EAPC WHITE PAPER quality palliative care, but services that do not. Clinical Standards Board for Scotland.

Again, similar to previous years, some audit activity has centred on meeting the requirements set out by the National Care Standards for Hospice Care and NHS Quality Improvement Scotland Clinical.

Introduction Clinical audit is a cyclical process that forms part of clinical governance and determines whether national standards are met and changes in practice have improved outcomes. An audit group was established into encourage healthcare professionals to undertake audits of practice, but there were a number of challenges: Aim Method A structured audit feedback meeting is held.

Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook: Quality, Compliance, and Reimbursement [HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE HAND] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook: Quality, Compliance, and Reimbursement [HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE HAND]Manufacturer: C.V.

Mosby. Clinical Audit Clinical audit is the systematic review and evaluation of current practice against research based standards with a view to improving clinical care for service users.

Health Service Executive () A Practical Guide to Clinical Audit Communuication Speak to Me and Understand Me. Clinical Standards for Specialist Palliative Care.

These standards were developed in partnership with the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (formerly known as the Scottish Partnership Agency) and apply to specific elements of the service.

They cover the following areas: • Access to Specialist Palliative Care Services. This is a dynamic process as the fi eld continues to grow. The Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care is intended to strengthen existing programs and foster a solid foundation for newly created programs and those in development.

Inthe fi rst edition of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care was. The National Standards Assessment Program (NSAP) is a quality improvement program for Specialist Palliative Care Services in Australia. Palliative Care Australia (PCA) defines a Specialist Palliative Care Service as a multidisciplinary health care service whose substantive work is .Quality Palliative Care for all Australians.

The recently completed national review of the existing third edition of Standards for Palliative Care Provision1 was undertaken to ensure the continuing relevance of the Standards to current community needs.

The vision for palliative care set out in the Standards includes and is relevant to consumers.Clinical audit is a fundamental component of maintaining high standards of clinical excellence. Therefore, it is essential that healthcare professionals at every level understand what clinical audits are, how they should work, how the results of clinical audits contribute to excellent care and how working knowledge of clinical audit can advance.