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Family and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of a pilot hospice at home programme for children: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Palliative Care, October 2016
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Title
Family and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of a pilot hospice at home programme for children: a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Palliative Care, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12904-016-0161-0
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Authors

Maria Brenner, Michael Connolly, Des Cawley, Frances Howlin, Jay Berry, Claire Quinn

Abstract

Parents commonly report a significant improvement in quality of life following the provision of hospice and supportive care and have identified a need for such a service in the home. The purpose of this study was to understand the experiences of families receiving a nurse led pilot hospice at home programme and the experiences of healthcare professionals delivering and engaging with the programme. An exploratory, qualitative study was conducted, including telephone interviews with parents and focus groups and individual interviews with healthcare professionals. All parents of families who received the programme of care between June 2014 and September 2015 and healthcare professionals delivering and engaging with the programme were invited to participate. Seven parents participated in telephone interviews. Four focus groups took place, two with external stakeholders (18 participants in total), one with in-patient hospice staff (13 participants) and one with the hospice at home team (8 participants). Two additional interviews took place with individual stakeholders who were unable to attend a scheduled focus group. Themes from interviews with parents focused on the value of having consistent and expert care. The findings from healthcare professionals centred on communication within and across services, education and training and lone working. The pilot hospice at home programme was welcomed by all those who took part in the study. The programme may be improved by enhanced clarification of roles, enhanced access to multi-disciplinary services, greater communication across services and improved information provision to families.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Lecturer 5 6%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 25 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 22 28%
Psychology 9 11%
Social Sciences 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 1%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 33 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2016.
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#1,625,719
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Outputs from BMC Palliative Care
#154
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#65,241
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Palliative Care
#8
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