Promoting Excellence : After-Death Protocol and Assessment Tools

Name:
Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center - Pathways of Caring Program: After-Death Protocol and Assessment Tools

Description:
Includes the after-death family follow-up protocol, the revised post-death survey for family members, and the post-death grief scale questionnaire.

Category:
Evaluation Tools - Clinical Quality

Source:
Veterans Affairs - The Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Veterans Integrated Palliative (VIP) Program
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 111-G
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone: (310) 268 - 3500
Fax: (310) 268 - 4272

Contact:
M. Jillisa Steckart, Psy.D.
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
The protocol sheet lists actions to be taken and timeline to follow by Pathways of Care team after the death of a patient. The grief scale questionnaire and post death survey were administered by the Care team.

Keywords:
after death interview, care plan review, caregiver burden, post death interview, caregiver experience, caregiver survey, caregiver perception of care

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

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

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 1.23 MB / 6 pages (Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted October 2004

Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center overview page


# VA-WLA10, type:clinical_quality


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 people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.

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