Promoting Excellence : Identification of Palliative Care Customer

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

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

Organizational Tool — Enrollment Criteria/Patient Identification

University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
Hartford Center of Geriatrics
420 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096

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.

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.

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.
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Posted October 2004

University of Pennsylvania overview page

# UP05a, type:enrollment_criteria

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