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“Bridging the care gap: An evaluation of palliative day-care services”.
April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We are delighted that Dr Catherine Anne Field from the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway will deliver the final lunch-time seminar of the series.
Palliative day care services provide individual, patient centred and holistic care acting on domains including but not restricted to medical models of care. Day-care is traditionally an under researched area; it can also be difficult to evaluate from the patient perspective. This study adopted a mixed methods approach that used patients and staff input to design and deliver a study that evaluated day care services. Researchers found that day-care was of great importance to the patients and their families, particular aspects of the service that were seen to be crucial were the socio-medical model, the wide variety of therapeutic services, provision of transport and the social supportive environment.
Principal Investigators: Dr Catherine Anne Field and Dr Geraldine Mc Darby, Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway
Collaborators: Galway Hospice, Sora Abdul Fatta (NUIG Student Researcher)