What general practitioners said about the palliative care case conference in residential aged care: an Australian perspective. Part 1

Tuckett, Anthony, Parker, Deborah, Clifton, Karen, Glaetzer, Karen, Greeve, Kim, Israel, Fiona, Jenkin, Peter, Prior, Teresa, Reymond, Elizabeth and Walker, Helen (2014) What general practitioners said about the palliative care case conference in residential aged care: an Australian perspective. Part 1. Progress in Palliative Care, 22 2: 61-68. doi:10.1179/1743291X13Y.0000000066

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Author Tuckett, Anthony
Parker, Deborah
Clifton, Karen
Glaetzer, Karen
Greeve, Kim
Israel, Fiona
Jenkin, Peter
Prior, Teresa
Reymond, Elizabeth
Walker, Helen
Title What general practitioners said about the palliative care case conference in residential aged care: an Australian perspective. Part 1
Journal name Progress in Palliative Care   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0969-9260
1743-291X
Publication date 2014-04
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/1743291X13Y.0000000066
Open Access Status
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 61
End page 68
Total pages 8
Place of publication Leeds, W Yorks, United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To examine the views of general practitioners on providing a palliative approach in residential aged care and in particular their experiences with the palliative care case conference.

Background: The national project sought to implement and evaluate a comprehensive evidence-based palliative approach in residential aged care.

Methods: A purposive sample of 11 general practitioners (GPs) across Western Australia (2), South Australia (6), and Queensland (3) participated in face-to-face, semi-structured interviews. Qualitative content analysis was used to generate the core categories.

Results: The evaluation by the GPs of the palliative care case conference in residential aged care is explained through three core themes: people, place, and performance. Understanding what GPs say about the people involved and the place in which they work, namely the residential aged care facility, can purposefully inform practice and policy. What GPs say about the performance or ‘doing’ a palliative care case conference is provided in Part II of this two part series.

Conclusion: The views of GPs, on providing a palliative approach in residential aged care facilitates, offer a critical reflection on current practices and systems.
Keyword Advance care plans
Care homes
Case conference
End of life care
General practitioners
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Appeared or available online: 31 July 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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