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National Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospital in Ireland 2008/9.
Dying in Ireland an Assessment of the Quality of Care in the Last Week of Life

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Title

National Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospital in Ireland 2008/9.
Dying in Ireland an Assessment of the Quality of Care in the Last Week of Life

Subject

National Audit of end-of-life care in hospitals.

Description

A 248 page audit.

Creator

Kieran McKeown, Trutz Haase, Jonathan Pratschke, Shelagh Twomey, Helen Donovan and Feline Engling.

Publisher

Irish Hospice Foundation, The Atlantic Phlanthropies and HSE.

Date

May 2010

Format

PDF

Type

Text

Alternative Title

Audit of end-of-life care

Abstract

The first ever national audit of end-of-life life care in Irish Hospitals. 43 hospitals participated in the audit; 24 acute and 19 community.
The audit reveals a picture where admissions to hospital
are typically unplanned and uncoordinated and where there is great variability in the
quality of care offered to patients with different conditions. At the same time, every
effort is made to allow patients die in a single room despite resource constraints, and
to facilitate relatives to be with the patient as much as possible right to the end.

Files

FINAL_National_Audit_of_End_of_Life_Care_in_Hospitals_Report_5.pdf
FINAL_National_Audit_of_End_of_Life_Care_in_Hospitals_Report_5.pdf

Citation

Kieran McKeown, Trutz Haase, Jonathan Pratschke, Shelagh Twomey, Helen Donovan and Feline Engling., “National Audit of End-of-Life Care in Hospital in Ireland 2008/9. Dying in Ireland an Assessment of the Quality of Care in the Last Week of Life,” Archives Hospice Foundation, accessed June 16, 2019, http://archives.hospicefoundation.ie/document/141.