Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: A Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management

Parker Oliver, Debra, Demiris, George, Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine, Porock, Davina, Collier, Jacqueline and Arthur, Antony (2010) Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: A Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 27 (7). pp. 465-473. ISSN 1049-9091

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Abstract

This article discusses a pilot study testing a videophone intervention enabling hospice patients and caregivers to remotely participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, with the goal of improving pain management. The aim of this study was to test potential outcome measures and combine the data with qualitative observations to assess the overall feasibility and promise of the intervention. The outcomes evaluated included hospice patient quality of life, caregiver perceptions of pain medications, caregiver quality of life, and caregiver anxiety related to team participation. The pilot study showed that caregiver participation in the care planning process is feasible and may change caregiver perceptions of pain medication, potentially improving pain management for hospice patients.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 01:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 21:58
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43635
DOI: 10.1177/1049909110362402

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