• Implementing Outcome Measures Within an Enhanced Palliative Care Day Care Model.

      Kilonzo, Isae; Lucey, Michael; Twomey, Feargal (2015-04-23)
      Specialist palliative care day care (SPDC) units provide an array of services to patients and their families and can increase continuity of care between inpatient and homecare settings. A multidisciplinary teamwork approach is emphasized, and different models of day care exist. Depending on the emphasis of care, the models can be social, medical, therapeutic, or mixed. We describe our experience of introducing an enhanced therapeutic specialist day care model and using both patient- and carer-rated tools to monitor patient outcomes.