A NEW RESOURCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS MAKING END-OF LIFE DECISIONS: DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING A HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE WEB SITE

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Title:
A NEW RESOURCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS MAKING END-OF LIFE DECISIONS: DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING A HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE WEB SITE
Author:
Rice, Lori G.
Issue Date:
2003
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this project was to develop a Hospice/Palliative care website for use by health care providers who are responsible for end of life decisions in an acute care facility. Up to 60% of deaths in the United States occur in acute care hospitals; of these deaths, 75% to 80% occur after decisions to forego treatments. In a survey of nurses and physicians, 55% believed that patients are sometimes overburdened by the treatments given, and more than half believed that mechanical ventilators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and dialysis were often used inappropriately (Synder & Quill, 2001). Physicians are often ill prepared to assist patient and families with end-of-life, especially regarding hospice care. A web site regarding hospice/palliative care was considered an ideal venue to address the need for easily accessible, accurate information for physicians making end of life decisions.
Type:
text; Report-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Jones, Elaine

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleA NEW RESOURCE FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS MAKING END-OF LIFE DECISIONS: DEVELOPING AND EVALUATING A HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE WEB SITEen_US
dc.creatorRice, Lori G.en
dc.contributor.authorRice, Lori G.en
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to develop a Hospice/Palliative care website for use by health care providers who are responsible for end of life decisions in an acute care facility. Up to 60% of deaths in the United States occur in acute care hospitals; of these deaths, 75% to 80% occur after decisions to forego treatments. In a survey of nurses and physicians, 55% believed that patients are sometimes overburdened by the treatments given, and more than half believed that mechanical ventilators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and dialysis were often used inappropriately (Synder & Quill, 2001). Physicians are often ill prepared to assist patient and families with end-of-life, especially regarding hospice care. A web site regarding hospice/palliative care was considered an ideal venue to address the need for easily accessible, accurate information for physicians making end of life decisions.en
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dc.typeReport-Reproduction (electronic)en
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorJones, Elaineen
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