Exploring the experiences of a community palliative care team as services were adapted to meet the demand of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mann, Denise, Cushen-brewster, Noreen and Zeppetella, Giovambattista (2022) Exploring the experiences of a community palliative care team as services were adapted to meet the demand of the COVID-19 pandemic. British Journal of Community Nursing, 27 (8). ISSN 1462-4753

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Abstract

During COVID-19, it was critical that services adapted to meet the high demands of the pandemic. This qualitative study explores the experiences of several staff members of the community palliative care team, as they adapted the delivery of their services to such pressures. Semi-structured interviews via a virtual platform were conducted and four themes were identified: service development, communication, inter-professional relationships and support mechanisms. The participants supported the change in service delivery and use of technology to triage patients. The participants also reported improved collaboration and patient care-coordination, and enhanced support mechanisms used by the team helped sustain resilience and wellbeing. Although challenging, the team embraced the changes and described improved collaboration and coordination of patient care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, nursing, community palliative care
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 10:23
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2637

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