Establishment and evaluation of a new ‘telehealth supported’ model of care which promotes family-centred palliative care

Eithne Hayes Bauer*, Georg Bollig (Member of author group), Karin Brochstedt Dieperink (Member of author group), Frans Hjelm Brandt Kristensen (Member of author group), Anthony Smith (Member of author group)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Abstract
Background: Growing elderly populations, improved treatments and rising multi-morbidity are increasing the demand for palliative care for patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families. As a result, telepalliative care, as a supplement to specialised palliative care, has evolved and is altering the provision of palliative care. However, adaptation is slow and the methods of telepalliative care have yet to be fully understood, including the ability to provide mediated empathy and compassion for patients and families.
Objective: To propose an international model of care for telepalliative care.
Methods: This PhD project will be performed part time from Jan 2021 to Dec 2026 and consists of three studies focusing on palliative care patients’, families’ and specialists’ perspectives, and the core competencies of palliative care. 1) A systematic integrative review, inspired by Toronto and Remmington, will outline the current state of telepalliative care. 2) A qualitative explorative study based on interpretive description, on how telepalliative care transpires will be performed at multiple palliative care settings in both Denmark and Australia. Semi-structured interviews, focus group interviews and participant observations will be employed. 3) Based on these results, focus group interviews will be performed in order to propose an international model of care for telepalliative care. In this project, telepalliative care is limited to real-time video consultations. Data will be analysed using inductive thematic analysis.
Expected results: Preliminary results of Study 1 can be expected by June 2021. The main result, a proposed international model of care for telepalliative care, will incorporate how relations are built, trust gained and timeliness of telepalliative care. This can form the basis for future research, including testing and evaluating the model of care. A model of care for telepalliative care may reduce adaptation barriers, increase benefits for patients and families and expand the use of telepalliative care.
Original languageDanish
Publication date26. Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 26. Jun 2021
EventInternational Family Nursing Association Conference: IFNC15 - Vitual
Duration: 28. Jun 202130. Jun 2021

Conference

ConferenceInternational Family Nursing Association Conference
LocationVitual
Period28/06/202130/06/2021

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