Promoting Excellence : Identification of Palliative Care Customer

Name:
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing/Genesis Eldercare: Identification of Palliative Care Customer

Description:
A formal assessment of patients identified as appropriate for palliative care.

Category:
Organizational Tool — Enrollment Criteria/Patient Identification

Source:
University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
Hartford Center of Geriatrics
420 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096
www.nursing.upenn.edu
or
www.nursing.upenn.edu/centers/hcgne/links.htm

Contact:
Neville Strumpf, PhD,RN
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
This in-depth assessment was administered to a resident and family after the initial screen had identified the probable need for palliative care. It includes more details on the resident's wishes, on the presence of decision-making capacity, and some of the disease conditions present.

Keywords:
nursing home, patient selection, patient identification, long-term care

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

References:
Developed by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the Genesis Palliative Care Center for this project.

To view this tool:
Left click on the download link to view the PDF document in your Web browser. Right-click on the download link to save the document to your computer.
pdf PDF 60 KB / 2 pages (Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted October 2004

University of Pennsylvania overview page


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