Promoting Excellence : Assessments to Determine Appropriateness for Hospice Care

Name:
Huntington's Disease Workgroup: Assessments to Determine Appropriateness for Hospice Care

Description:
The criteria for hospice admission for a person with the diagnosis of HD.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Clinical Assessment Tools

Source:
The Huntington's Disease Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Richard Dubinsky, MD, Chair

Contact:
Richard Dubinsky, MD, MPH
Dept. of Neurology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Mail Stop 2012
3599 Rainbow, Blvd.
Kansas City, KS, 66160
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument: This tool aids the clinician in evaluating the Huntington's Disease patient's need for hospice care.

Keywords:
decision-making, care plan, HD, Huntington's Disease, hospice, hospice admission

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

References:
Produced by Vista Care

To view this tool:
The Values History Form is located on Appendix A (page 63) of the Huntington's Disease Recommendations to the Field monograph.
pdf PDF 498 KB / 71 pages (Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted February 24, 2005


# HD03, type:clinical_assessment


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