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 ... continued below

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Burt, Stephanie 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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Burt, Stephanie. Re-Branding Palliative Care: Assessing Effects of a Name Change on Physician Communicative Processes During Referrals, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67964/: accessed February 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .