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Implementing spiritual care education into the teaching of palliative medicine: an outcome evaluation

BMC Med Educ. 2024 Apr 15;24(1):411. doi: 10.1186/s12909-024-05415-0.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The concept of «total pain» plays an important role in palliative care; it means that pain is not solely experienced on a physical level, but also within a psychological, social and spiritual dimension. Understanding what spirituality entails, however, is a challenge for health care professionals, as is screening for the spiritual needs of patients.OBJECTIVE: This is a novel, interprofessional approach in teaching undergraduate medical students about spiritual care in the format of a seminar. The aim of this study is to assess if an increase in knowledge about spiritual care in the…
Origen: Implementing spiritual care education into the teaching of palliative medicine: an outcome evaluation – PubMed

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Palliative Care in the Community: The Greek Version of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™)

J Prim Care Community Health. 2024 Jan-Dec;15:21501319241245842. doi: 10.1177/21501319241245842.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: Systematic identification of persons with palliative care needs constitutes a major challenge for promoting palliative care in all levels of the health system, including primary care. The aim of this study was to translate, cross-culturally adapt, and content validate Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT) for use in the Greek primary care context. Secondary objectives were to probe the use of SPICT-GR in exemplary case vignettes, to discuss the clarity and comprehensibility of its content as well as the appropriateness, acceptability, and feasibility of the tool within the Greek primary…
Origen: Palliative Care in the Community: The Greek Version of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™) – PubMed

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Utilization and quality of palliative care in patients with hematological and solid cancers: a population-based study

J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2024 Apr 12;150(4):191. doi: 10.1007/s00432-024-05721-6.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Palliative care (PC) contributes to improved end-of-life care for patients with hematologic malignancies (HM) and solid tumors (ST) by addressing physical and psychological symptoms and spiritual needs. Research on PC in HM vs. ST patients is fragmented and suggests less use.METHODS: We analyzed claims data of all deceased members of a large German health insurance provider for the year before death. First, we analyzed the frequency and the beginning of different types of PC and compared patients with HM vs. ST. Second, we analyzed the adjusted impact of PC use…
Origen: Utilization and quality of palliative care in patients with hematological and solid cancers: a population-based study – PubMed

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Palliative Care in the Community: The Greek Version of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™)

J Prim Care Community Health. 2024 Jan-Dec;15:21501319241245842. doi: 10.1177/21501319241245842.ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION/OBJECTIVES: Systematic identification of persons with palliative care needs constitutes a major challenge for promoting palliative care in all levels of the health system, including primary care. The aim of this study was to translate, cross-culturally adapt, and content validate Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT) for use in the Greek primary care context. Secondary objectives were to probe the use of SPICT-GR in exemplary case vignettes, to discuss the clarity and comprehensibility of its content as well as the appropriateness, acceptability, and feasibility of the tool within the Greek primary…
Origen: Palliative Care in the Community: The Greek Version of the Supportive and Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT™) – PubMed

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Impact of training on knowledge, confidence and attitude amongst community health volunteers in the provision of community-based palliative care in rural Kenya

BMC Palliat Care. 2024 Apr 11;23(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s12904-024-01415-5.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVES: Existing literature suggests multiple potential roles for community health volunteers (CHVs) in the provision of palliative care (PC) in low- and middle-income countries. In Kenya the role of CHV in the provision of PC has not been reported. The objective of this study was to assess knowledge, confidence, attitude, and clinical practice of community health volunteers after attending a novel palliative care (PC) training program.METHODS: A total of 105 CHVs participated in a 3-day in person training followed by a 1-month in person and telephone observation period of the palliative care activities…
Origen: Impact of training on knowledge, confidence and attitude amongst community health volunteers in the provision of community-based palliative care in rural Kenya – PubMed

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