medication management as having a negative impact on the familycaregiver

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medication management as having a negative impact on the family/caregiver hospice experience. The authors conducted a study with to examine if implementing an evidence-based staff protocol for educating hospice patients and families regarding pain medication management and side effects would improve CAHPS survey pain indicator scores by 5% within 6 months. The study was conducted within a 30 patient, inpatient hospice and palliative care facility. The expectations were exceeded; with implementation of this protocol the CAHPS survey score improved by 6.6% within 6 months. On top of the improved scores, there were noted improvements in staff knowledge and confidence to provide effective communication to patients and families regarding pain medication and side effects. Reference:
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Hay, B. B., Marcelin, J. N., & Buck, H. G. (2019). A Pilot to Improve the Pain Medication Education Experience in Hospice. JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE NURSING , 21 (3), 207–214. Choi, J. Y., Kong, K. A., Chang, Y. J., Jho, H. J., Ahn, E. M., Choi, S. K., … Lee, M. K. (2018). Effect of the duration of hospice and palliative care on the quality of dying and death in patients with terminal cancer: A nationwide multicentre study. European Journal of Cancer Care , 27 (2), 1.
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