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dc.contributor.authorFridriksdottir, N
dc.contributor.authorSigurdardottir, V
dc.contributor.authorGunnarsdottir, S
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-05T09:00:58Z
dc.date.available2006-12-05T09:00:58Z
dc.date.issued2006-06-01
dc.date.submitted2006-12-05
dc.identifier.citationPalliat Med 2006, 20(4):425-32en
dc.identifier.issn0269-2163
dc.identifier.pmid16875113
dc.identifier.doi10.1191/0269216306pm1148oa
dc.identifier.otherMAO12
dc.identifier.otherHEM12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/6351
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dc.description.abstractFamily support has been recognized in the development of palliative care in Iceland, yet studies focusing on family needs are lacking. The aims of this study were to evaluate the perceived care needs of family members of patients receiving palliative care, to what extent these needs were met, and whether needs differed based on background characteristics and site of care. Family members of 111 patients from acute and palliative care settings agreed to participate, and 67 (60%) completed the study. The Family Inventory of Needs was used to quantify family needs and to what extent they were met. All 20 needs measured were considered important. The number of needs did not differ by site of palliative care. Overall, health care professionals met 67% of needs. Needs were more likely to be met in specialized palliative care settings than on acute units and the needs of spouses were more likely to be met than others.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://pmj.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/20/4/425en
dc.subject.meshFamilyen
dc.subject.meshPalliative Careen
dc.subject.meshConsumer Satisfactionen
dc.subject.meshFamily Healthen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demanden
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.titleImportant needs of families in acute and palliative care settings assessed with the family inventory of needs.en
dc.typeArticleen
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html.description.abstractFamily support has been recognized in the development of palliative care in Iceland, yet studies focusing on family needs are lacking. The aims of this study were to evaluate the perceived care needs of family members of patients receiving palliative care, to what extent these needs were met, and whether needs differed based on background characteristics and site of care. Family members of 111 patients from acute and palliative care settings agreed to participate, and 67 (60%) completed the study. The Family Inventory of Needs was used to quantify family needs and to what extent they were met. All 20 needs measured were considered important. The number of needs did not differ by site of palliative care. Overall, health care professionals met 67% of needs. Needs were more likely to be met in specialized palliative care settings than on acute units and the needs of spouses were more likely to be met than others.


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