Assessing Caregiver for Team Interventions (ACT): A New Paradigm for Comprehensive Hospice Quality Care

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Article on a new paradigm for comprehensive hospice quality care and Assessing Caregivers for Team Interventions (ACT).

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Demiris, George; Oliver, Debra Parker & Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine 2009.

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Article on a new paradigm for comprehensive hospice quality care and Assessing Caregivers for Team Interventions (ACT).

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This is the authors' manuscript version of the article. Reprinted from the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2009, 26:2, pp. 128-134. Reprinted with permission from Sage Publishing, Inc.. The final definitive version is available here: http://ajh.sagepub.com/content/26/2/128

Abstract: This article provides a framework labeled ACT that aims to successfully integrate family caregivers and patients into one unit of care, as dictated by the hospice philosophy. ACT (assessing caregivers for team interventions) is based on the ongoing assessment of the caregiver background context, primary, secondary, and intrapsychic stressors as well as outcomes of the caregiving experience and subsequently, the design and delivery of appropriate interventions to be delivered by the hospice interdisciplinary team. Interventions have to be tailored to a caregiver's individual needs; such a comprehensive needs assessment allows teams to customize interventions recognizing that most needs and challenges cannot be met by only one health care professional or only one discipline. The proposed model ensures a holistic approach to address the multifaceted challenges of the caregiving experience.

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  • American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2009, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing, Inc., pp. 128-134

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  • Publication Title: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Volume: 26
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 128
  • Page End: 134
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Demiris, George; Oliver, Debra Parker & Wittenberg-Lyles, Elaine. Assessing Caregiver for Team Interventions (ACT): A New Paradigm for Comprehensive Hospice Quality Care, article, 2009; [Thousand Oaks, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc275802/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.