• Use of dependency and prioritization tools by clinical nurse specialists in palliative care: an exploratory study.

      Bracken, Mairéad; McLoughlin, Kathleen; McGilloway, Sinéad; McMahon, Edith; National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth; Milford Care Centre (2011-12)
      The principal aim was to assess the utility of three needs assessment/dependency tools for use in community-based palliative care services. Specific objectives were to assess a sample of patients receiving specialist palliative care community nursing using these tools, to assess the predictive ability of each tool, and to explore the utility of prioritizing and measuring patient dependency from a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) perspective.