Journal article

General practice physicians' and nurses' self-reported multidisciplinary end-of-life care: a systematic review.

Hugh Senior, Matthew Grant, Joel J Rhee, Michèle Aubin, Peta McVey, Claire Johnson, Leanne Monterosso, Harriet Nwachukwu, Julia Fallon-Ferguson, Patsy Yates, Briony Williams, Geoffrey Mitchell

BMJ Support Palliat Care | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses (GPNs) face increasing demands to provide end-of-life care (EoLC) as the population ages. To enhance primary palliative care (PC), the care they provide needs to be understood to inform best practice models of care. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive description of the self-reported role and performance of GPs and GPNs in (1) specific medical/nursing roles, (2) communication, (3) care co-ordination, (4) access and out-of-hours care, and (5) multidisciplinary care. METHOD: Systematic literature review. Data included papers (2000 to 2017) sought from Medline, Psychinfo, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute and Cochrane databases..

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