provides background information about the topic of research. It introduces the hypothesis and advises the reason it is worthy of research. It details the research methods, the groups being studied and gives a glimpse of what the results of the study are.
In this study, the issue being discussed is how lay-caregivers understand and manage paincontrol techniques for their family member at the end of life. Caregivers play a key role in delivering care and support services to patients who have a chronic illness or a disabling condition that calls for ongoing assistance with everyday tasks (Chi & Demiris, 2017). The caregivers are interviewed upon admission to hospice services prior to being educated about paincontrol, after they have been educated, and again when a patient is actively dying. The study examined the beliefs and concerns family members have about pain relief at end of life. It showed that through ongoing education from a qualified hospice provider that patients can have a more comfortable passing when the caregivers have improved knowledge of proper dosing of medications, how to identify signs of pain or distress and understanding that pain medications used properly do not hasten death.PICOTP: Patient or Population: 14 individual patient studies from April 2005-2015I: Intervention: Observe whether family education regarding comfort medications upon
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 3 pages?
- Summer '17
- Palliative medicine