Palliative care for people with advanced dementia: The need for a collaborative, evidence-based approach

Karen Hancock, Esther Chang, Amanda Johnson, Kathleen Harrison, John Daly, Sally Easterbrook, Michael Noel, Megan Luhr-Taylor, Patricia M. Davidson

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Abstract

The aims of this article are to (1) identify the barriers associated with palliative care for persons with advanced dementia, (2) argue the need for increased collaboration and partnerships between aged care and palliative key providers, and (3) discuss the need for the development and evaluation of evidence-based guidelines for care. Studies addressing these issues are discussed. A key finding of the material reviewed for this article underscores the importance of the development, implementation, and evaluation of guidelines that are empirically based, developed collaboratively, and incorporated into models of care for people with advanced dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalAlzheimer's Care Quarterly
Volume7
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Advanced dementia
  • Evidence-based guidelines
  • Improving quality of care palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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