So, what does dying look like in Canberra Health Services?

Yansong Huang, Toni Ashmore, Brett Scholz, Imogen Mitchell, Michael Chapman, Janie Busby Grant, Ekavi Georgousopoulou

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Approximately 700 people die in Canberra Health Services each year. Staff and community have shared concerns about and the need to improve end-of-life care in Canberra Health Services. AIM: The aim of this research was to understand what elements of end-of-life care Canberra Health Services do well and the impact of the introduction of a Comfort Care Pathway. METHODS: 200 and 100 retrospective deaths in 2019 and 2020 respectively were audited with the Canterbury Quality of Death (CQD) tool to examine the quality of death (QOD). A higher accumulated score from positive answers indicates a better QOD. A third file audit of 49 deaths was undertaken in January 2021 where a Comfort Care Pathway was in place at the time of death. Ethics was approved and waived the need for consent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages48-48
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventCanberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021 - Virtual, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 27 Jul 202130 Jul 2021
https://www.health.act.gov.au/research/charm-2021/charm-2021-program

Conference

ConferenceCanberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period27/07/2130/07/21
Internet address

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