Re-Branding Palliative Care: Assessing Effects of a Name Change on Physician Communicative Processes During Referrals

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Although provision of palliative care on the United States is growing, referrals to the service are often late or non-existent. The simultaneous care model provides a blueprint for the most progressive form of palliative care, which is palliation and disease-oriented treatments delivered concurrently. Research indicates the existence of a widespread misconception that associates palliative care with imminent death, and some organizations have chosen to re-brand their palliative care services to influence this perception. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of a name change from palliative care to supportive care on the communicative process during referrals to the service.

Creator(s): Burt, Stephanie
Creation Date: May 2011
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2011
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Although provision of palliative care on the United States is growing, referrals to the service are often late or non-existent. The simultaneous care model provides a blueprint for the most progressive form of palliative care, which is palliation and disease-oriented treatments delivered concurrently. Research indicates the existence of a widespread misconception that associates palliative care with imminent death, and some organizations have chosen to re-brand their palliative care services to influence this perception. The goal of this study was to assess the effects of a name change from palliative care to supportive care on the communicative process during referrals to the service.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): Palliative care | communication | cancer | medical futility | simultaneous care model | supportive care
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Holder: Burt, Stephanie
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