[Information brief concerning palliative care day centres]

Auclair Y, Hernandez Hurtado E, Fournier M
Record ID 32015000779
Original Title: Avis sur les centres de jour en soins palliatifs
Authors' recommendations: Although some evidence suggests that attending a PCDC may be beneficial for patients, the data do not enable determination of: (1) the contribution of PCDCs to management of symptoms or to improvement in patients' quality of life; (2) the contribution of PCDCs to efficient resource utilization in the HSSS; and (3) the risks associated with attending a PCDC. In light of these findings, INESSS concludes that the deployment of PCDCs in the health and social services network is not indicated at this time. However, this conclusion does not call into question the existence of palliative care day centres already in place or the planned centres that might be given priority on a regional basis, nor their financing mechanisms. INESSS recommends: 1. Improving and strengthening in-home palliative care services; 2. Examining the possibility of offering adapted care and services to patients in the palliative phase of their disease as well as services for their natural caregivers within existing structures, such as day centres for seniors with reduced autonomy; 3. Promoting initiatives aimed at providing support to in-home palliative care patients and their natural caregivers and at reducing their isolation; and 4. Supporting the collection of data with respect to efficacy and efficiency indicators for all existing and future PCDCs (or other related facilities) in Québec.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2015
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Palliative Care
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Day Care, Medical
  • Terminal Care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing
  • Hospice Care
Organisation Name: Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux
Contact Address: L'Institut national d'excellence en sante et en services sociaux (INESSS) , 2021, avenue Union, bureau 10.083, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 2S9;Tel: 1+514-873-2563, Fax: 1+514-873-1369
Contact Name: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Contact Email: demande@inesss.qc.ca
Copyright: ©Gouvernement du Québec/Institut national d'excellence en santé et en services sociaux
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