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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021 - Virtual, Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 27 Jul 2021 → 30 Jul 2021
|Conference||Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting 2021|
|Period||27/07/21 → 30/07/21|