Promoting Excellence : Steps to Implement the Palliative Care Delivery Process

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing/Genesis Eldercare: Steps to Implement the Palliative Care Delivery Process

A ten-step checklist guiding the use of specific tools related to each of the outcome goals for the nursing home resident receiving palliative care.

Organizational Tools — Programmatic Material

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:
The steps on the checklist link the goals of care and any treatment action back to the principles of palliative care. It is used as a guide for nursing home staff to follow, and creates a more coherent and thoughtful plan of care for residents who are dying.

tracking, assessment, quality of life, spirituality

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

Developed by Genesis Elder Care. Published with permission from "Innovations in End-of-Life Care"

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 95 KB / 2 pages (Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted October 2004

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