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Why do health professionals refer individual patients to specialist day hospice care? (2011)
Journal Article
Bradley, S. E., Frizelle, D., & Johnson, M. (2011). Why do health professionals refer individual patients to specialist day hospice care?. Journal of palliative medicine, 14(2), (133-138). doi:10.1089/jpm.2010.0372. ISSN 1096-6218

Background: There are no nationally agreed criteria for admission to specialist palliative day care (SPDC). Previous work has called for future research to qualitatively examine why health and social professionals make referrals to day care. Therefor... Read More

Patients' psychosocial experiences of attending specialist palliative day care: a systematic review (2011)
Journal Article
Frizelle, D., Johnson, M., & Bradley, S. E. (2011). Patients' psychosocial experiences of attending specialist palliative day care: a systematic review. Palliative medicine, 25(3), (210-228). doi:10.1177/0269216310389222. ISSN 0269-2163

Recent reviews conclude that the benefits of attending Specialist Palliative Day Care (SPDC) are likely to be in social, psychological and spiritual domains. However, these areas are not easily identified, leaving researchers and practitioners unclea... Read More

Coping with terminal illness: The experience of attending specialist palliative day care (2010)
Journal Article
Bradley, S. E., Frizelle, D., & Johnson, M. (2010). Coping with terminal illness: The experience of attending specialist palliative day care. Journal of palliative medicine, 13(10), 1211-1218. doi:10.1089/jpm.2010.0131

Background: The provision of supportive and palliative care for people with life-shortening illness has been emphasized throughout Department of Health and National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) cancer guidance. However, the question of whe... Read More