General practice nurses and physicians and end of life: a systematic review of models of care.
Geoffrey Mitchell, Michèle Aubin, Hugh Senior, Claire Johnson, Julia Fallon-Ferguson, Briony Williams, Leanne Monterosso, Joel J Rhee, Peta McVey, Matthew Grant, Harriet Nwachukwu, Patsy Yates
BMJ Support Palliat Care | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses (GPNs) face increasing demands to provide palliative care (PC) or end-of-life care (EoLC) as the population ages. In order to maximise the impact of GPs and GPNs, the impact of different models of care that have been developed to support their practice of EoLC needs to be understood. OBJECTIVE: To examine published models of EoLC that incorporate or support GP and GPN practice, and their impact on patients, families and the health system. METHOD: Systematic literature review. Data included papers (2000 to 2017) sought from Medline, Psychinfo, Embase, Joanna Briggs Institute and Cochrane databases. RESULTS: From 6209 journal ..View full abstract