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Differences between early and late involvement of palliative home care in oncology care Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ghent University
BACKGROUND: To date, no randomised controlled trials on the integration of specialised palliative home care into oncology care have been identified. Information on whether existing models of integrated care are applicable to the home care system and how working procedures and skills of the palliative care teams might require adaptation is missing.
AIM: To gain insight into differences between early and late involvement and the effect on ...
The systematic early integration of palliative care into multidisciplinary oncology care in the hospital setting (IPAC), a randomized controlled trial Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ghent University KU Leuven
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in the US and Canada, have shown the positive impact of early palliative care programs for advanced cancer patients on quality of life (QoL) and even survival time. There has been a lack of similar research in Europe. In order to generalize the findings from the US and Canada research on a larger scale, similar studies are needed in different countries with different care settings. The aim of this paper is to ...
Development of a complex intervention for early integration of palliative home care into standard care for end-stage COPD patients Vrije Universiteit Brussel Ghent University
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that palliative home care should be integrated early into standard care for end-stage COPD patients. Patients also express the wish to be cared for and to die at home. However, a practice model for early integration of palliative home care (PHC) into standard care for end-stage COPD has not been fully developed.
AIM: To develop an intervention for early integration of PHC into standard care for end-stage ...
The effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in oncology on quality of life and health care use near the end of life Vrije Universiteit Brussel
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the effect of early integrated palliative care (PC) in oncology on quality of life (QOL) near the end of life and use of health care resources near the end of life.
METHOD: Patients with advanced cancer and a life expectancy of approximately 1 year were randomly assigned to either early and systematic integration of PC into oncological care (intervention) or standard oncological care alone (control). QOL ...
Is early integration of palliative home care in oncology treatment feasible and acceptable for advanced cancer patients and their health care providers? A phase 2 mixed-methods study Ghent University Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Integrating palliative home care early into standard care of end-stage copd Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Is there a need for early palliative care in patients with life-limiting illnesses?: interview study with patients about experienced care needs from diagnosis onward Ghent University
Effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer Vrije Universiteit Brussel KU Leuven Ghent University
BACKGROUND: The benefit of early integration of palliative care into oncological care is suggested to be due to increased psychosocial support. In Belgium, psychosocial care is part of standard oncological care. The aim of this randomised controlled trial is to examine whether early and systematic integration of palliative care alongside standard psychosocial oncological care provides added benefit compared with usual care.
METHODS: In ...