Evaluating the Hospice House: A New Model of Palliative Care

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The purpose of this project is to explore and describe the unique nature of palliative and psychosocial interventions that are provided for people who enter a hospice house.

Mixed methods will be used to provide a descriptive profile of the care that is provided at a hospice house in Buffalo, NY. This study is guided by two research questions: (1) What is the nature of hospice house care? and (2) How does the hospice house address physical symptoms, psychological distress and meet family, social and personal care needs? This study will result in development of a descriptive profile of a new level of hospice care and contribute to its improvement.

Principal Investigator: Deborah P. Waldrop
Funding Source: Fahs Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
Funding Period: July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Funding Amount: $14,971

For more information on this project, contact Deborah P. Waldrop at dwaldrop@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1231.