IMPACT | Implementation of quality indicators in palliative care study.
The overall aim of the IMPACT project (2011-2015) was to develop optimal improvement strategies to improve the organization of palliative cancer and dementia care in Europe and to study factors influencing the effectiveness of the strategies.
The materials can be used to assess the organisation of palliative care services by using specific quality indicators. Final aim is to enhance the quality of care in the specific areas that the quality indicators had shown to be in need of improvement. [http://www.impactpalliativecare.eu/]
J. Cohen and K. Leemans. How can you prove that you are delivering good care ? Monitoring the quality of palliative care using quality indicators. EJPC 21 (5) 228-231 (2014) [EAPCnet]
C. Bausewein, B. Daveson, H. Benalia, S.T. Simon, I.J. Higginson. Outcome measurement in palliative care, the essentials. 2011 [EAPCNet]
National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 2nd ed. 2009 [pdf]
L. Radbruch, S. Payne and the Board of Directors of the EAPC. White Paper on standards and norms for hospice and palliative care in Europe : part 1. Recommendations from the European Association for Palliative Care. European Journal Of Pallaitive Care, 2009; 16(6) [pdf]
International Society for Quality of Life Research ([ISOQOL]
The mission of ISOQOL is to advance the scientific study of health-related quality of life and other patient-centered outcomes to identify effective interventions, enhance the quality of health care and promote the health of populations.
End-of-Life Care Research Group is an Alliance between the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University. The Alliance strives to establish an extensive interdisciplinary and interuniversity collaboration that benefits the quality of scientific research in the domain of end-of-life care, palliative and supportive care, and medical end-of-life decision making.
interRAI is an international collaborative to improve the quality of life of vulnerable persons through a seamless comprehensive assessment system. The consortium strives to promote evidence-informed clinical practice and policy decision making through the collection and interpretation of high-quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social services settings.
BElgian Screening Tools [BEST]
BEST is een studie uitgevoerd door de afdeling Verplegingswetenshap van de Universiteit Gent. De bedoeling van het project is het oprichten van een databank met wetenschappelijk gevalideerde meetinstrumenten.
BEST est une étude réalisée par l'Université de Gand, service des Sciences Infirmières. Le but de ce projet est de construire une base de données contenant des instruments de mesures validés scientifiquement.