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Research project: Systematic review on end of life care experiences of service and intervention evaluation

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The aim of this project is to provide baseline data on contemporary experiences of UK end of life care

This systematic review aims to provide baseline data on contemporary end of life care experiences of UK relating to organization of care, accessibility to care, staff performance, institutional environment and intervention evaluation in end of life care.

Results suggested a fragmentation in end of life care. Access to 24-hour services and financial benefits information was poor. Healthcare professionals with positive personal attributes and who facilitated communication were highly praised.

Negative comments with regard to institutional environment were primarily about noise and lack of privacy. Patients and carers varied in their views on Hospice at Home, open visiting policy, out-of-hours palliative care services and bereavement support.

Project team

Victoria Ka-Ying Hui, Julia Addington-Hall (supervisor), Chris Bailey (co-supervisor)

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Complex Healthcare Processes
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