Establishing day care

Julie Hearn

in Palliative Day Care in Practice

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780192631831
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730221 | DOI:
Establishing day care

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The literature provides very little direction on how to plan and establish a palliative day care service. Most reports have focused on the needs assessment or quality improvement activities undertaken by established services. This chapter aims to raise awareness of issues that require consideration, and some of the policies, procedures, and physical requirements when both establishing a new palliative day care service, and maintaining an ongoing service. The key issues for establishing palliative day care include needs assessment; mapping out a service network; referral criteria; service specifications; policies; marketing; and problems to avoid.

Keywords: needs assessment; palliative day care; service network; referral criteria; day care

Chapter.  5465 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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