Palliative Care Options for Chronic Diseases

Integration of Palliative Care Approaches for Patients with Serious Chronic Diseases

This rapid review aims to synthesize scientific evidence on effective strategies to integrate pre-end-of-life palliative care for patients with serious chronic diseases (including cancer).

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that 65% of deaths are attributable to a major chronic disease each year. Health system decision-makers in Newfoundland and Labrador are particularly concenred about the impact of chronic disease on population health and health system sustainability since more than half of the residents (aged 12 years and older) have at least one chronic disease. Findings from this rapid review will provide evidence-based information to the health systems decision-makers in Newfoundland and Labrador on how to effectively integrate palliative care for patients with serious chronic diseases.

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Commissioning Organization:

Newfoundland Health System

 

Project Type:

Knowledge Synthesis

 

Project Status:

Completed

 

Funding:

Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

Project Lead:

Stephen Bornstein MA, PhD

Professor & Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre of Applied Health Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

Project Team:

Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University

 

Barbara Pesut PhD, RN

Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Publications and Reports

Mackey S, Bornstein S. (2018). Rapid Evidence Report: Chronic Disease and Palliative Care: Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, Memorial University. Full Report