Promoting Excellence : Post Death Family Interview

Name:
Children's Hospital: Post Death Family Interview

Definition:
This interview assesses the experience of the patient and/or family with respect to end-of-life care.

Category:
Evaluation Tools - Clinical Quality & Satisfaction/Perception of Care

Source:
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Pediatric Palliative Care Project
Mail Stop CM - 11
4800 Sand Point Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
www.cshcn.org

Contact:
Beth McKinstry
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
Family members respond to an in-person interview two months following the death of the child.

Keywords:
pediatrics, after death interview, post death interview, family experience, patient experience, family perception of care, patient perception of care

To use this tool:
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References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

Information/References on Validity and Reliability:
A 26-item question guide was designed to be used in a face-to-face home interview of parents two months after the patient has died. The 26 items are focused in general on consumer/patient preferences being met in the following areas: place of death, communication, treatment and care, pain and symptom management, religious/spiritual/cultural beliefs, and preparation for death.

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Posted September 2003

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center overview page


# CHRMC4, type:clinical_quality, type:satisfaction/perception_care

Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying persons and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.

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