Palliative care: an international view
Journal/Book: Patient Educ Couns. 2000; 41: Customer Relations Manager Bay 15, Shannon Industrial Estate CO, Clare, Ireland. Elsevier Sci Ireland Ltd. 15-22.
Abstract: This review article addresses first the different palliative care models currently in use. Studies addressing the effectiveness of the models used are briefly summarized. Special attention is further given to models developed and tested in palliative: care in children. Finally, the problems and pitfalls encountered in evaluating palliative care services are highlighted and recommendations are made where further research is still warranted.
Note: Article Abu-Saad HH, Maastricht Univ, Ctr Nursing Res, POB 616, NL-6200 MD Maastricht, NETHERLANDS
Keyword(s): palliative care models; palliative care in children; ADVANCED CANCER-PATIENTS; QUALITY-OF-LIFE; HOME CARE; HOSPICE CARE; TERMINAL CARE; CHILDREN; MEDICINE