Practice Support Program End of Life . Learning Session 2. Acknowledgements.
Learning Session 2
An aim template for team:
We aim to improve _________(name of process or topic) in _____(location) so that _______ (a numerical goal), by ________ (time period)
(if you tested multiple changes in the action period pick your top 1 or 2 to share)
(Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association)
Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS)
e.g. Pain, Dyspnea, fatigue, anxiety or depression
Symptom prevalence in Heart disease; COPD; Renal; AIDS and Cancer
Salano, Gomes, Higginson, 2006
Average of 6.7 symptoms in last 6 months of life.
Nordgren & Sorensen Eur. J Cardiovascular Nursing 2003
Goals of care change over time and may include:
A good assessment:
FUNCTIONAL STATUS (PPS)