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Merryn Gott
University of Auckland
NursingHealth careEnd-of-life careFamily medicineMedicine
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#1Jackie Robinson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
#2Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
Commentary on: Gerber K, Hayes B, Bryant C, et al . ‘It all depends!’: a qualitative study of preferences for place of care and place of death in terminally ill patients and their family caregivers. Palliat Med 2019; 33:802-811. doi:10.1177/0269216319845794 Palliative care philosophy positions home as the …
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#1Deborah Balmer (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
#2Rosemary Frey (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
Last. Michal Boyd (University of Auckland)H-Index: 14
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In many countries, an increasing proportion of deaths occur in residential aged care (RAC) (nursing homes) meaning that these have become both a place to live - a home- and a place to die. This paper reports on death practices and rituals in 49 RAC facilities in Aotearoa/New Zealand narrated in semi-structured interviews with staff. Themes coalesced around 'good death'. Dying alone was not seen as a good death and the demands of trying to prevent this caused tension for staff. Meeting family wis...
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#1Rosemary Frey (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
#2Jackie Robinson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
Last. Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
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In New Zealand, as in other industrialised societies, an ageing population has led to an increased need for palliative care services. A cross-sectional postal survey of bereaved carers was conducted in order to describe both bereaved carer experience of existing services in the last 3 months of life, and to identify factors associated with overall satisfaction with care. A self-complete questionnaire, using a modified version of the Views of Informal Carers - Evaluation of Services (VOICES) inst...
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#1Deborah Raphael (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
#2Rosemary Frey (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
Last. Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
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Complex and intensive treatment may lead to psychosocial issues for haematological cancer survivors, which may endure after treatment. Psychological support is important for cancer survivors but not always available. This study aimed to determine the health professional psychological support needs of post-treatment haematological cancer survivors, through the use of across-sectional survey. Chi-Square analyses were used to calculate the differences in need for psychological support. Open text re...
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#1Sarah Stewart (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
#2Andrea Garcia Guillen (University of Auckland)
Last. Nicola Dalbeth (University of Auckland)H-Index: 46
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ABSTRACT Aims Gout flares are an important concern for people with gout and an understanding of patients’ experiences with gout flares is central in developing meaningful outcome measures for clinical trials. This study aimed to systematically review and thematically synthesize the qualitative literature reporting the patient experience of gout flares, to inform the development of flare-specific outcome measures. Methods MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus and PsycINFO electronic databases were searche...
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#1Rosemary Frey (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
#2Deborah Balmer (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
Last. Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
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BACKGROUND: Research has indicated that clinical staff in long-term care often lack self-confidence in palliative care delivery, particularly at the end of life. GOALS: (a) To examine the contribution of age, palliative care education, palliative care work-related experience and psychological empowerment to palliative care delivery confidence and (b) to explore the social reality shaping those factors for long-term care staff. DESIGN: Explanatory sequential design. SETTING: Twenty long-term care...
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#1Clare Gardiner (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 21
#2Jackie Robinson (University of Auckland)H-Index: 10
Last. Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
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BACKGROUND: Informal caregivers represent the foundation of the palliative care workforce and are the main providers of end of life care. Financial pressures are among the most serious concerns for many carers and the financial burden of end of life caregiving can be substantial. METHODS: The aim of this critical debate paper was to review and critique some of the key evidence on the financial costs of informal caregiving and describe how these costs represent an equity issue in palliative care....
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#1Clare Gardiner (University of Sheffield)H-Index: 21
#2Pete Laud (University of Sheffield)
Last. Merryn Gott (University of Auckland)H-Index: 38
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BACKGROUND: the number of older people living in residential and nursing care homes is rising. Loneliness is a major problem for older people, but little is known about the prevalence of loneliness amongst older people living in care homes. AIM: to undertake a systematic review of literature on the prevalence of moderate and severe loneliness amongst older people living in residential and nursing care homes. DESIGN: we systematically reviewed the databases Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied ...
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#1Deborah Balmer (University of Auckland)H-Index: 2
#2Rosemary Frey (University of Auckland)H-Index: 12
Last. Michal Boyd (University of Auckland)H-Index: 14
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This exploratory study examined general practitioners’ (GPs) perspectives on delivering end-of-life care in the New Zealand residential aged care context. A general inductive approach to the data collected from semi-structured interviews with 17 GPs from 15 different New Zealand general practices was taken. Findings examine: (1) GPs’ life experience; (2) the GP relationship with the facilities and provision of end-of-life care; (3) the GP interaction with families of dying residents; and (4) GP ...
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#1Vanessa Burholt (Swansea University)H-Index: 19
#2Gill Windle (RMIT: RMIT University)H-Index: 17
Last. Deborah J. Morgan (Swansea University)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We examined whether technology-mediated communication has functional or emotional equivalence to face-to-face (FtF) contact in familial relationships, by scrutinizing the effects of phone, text/e-mail, and video contact on isolation and loneliness. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We tested whether FtF contact with a relative would mediate the pathway between proximity to family and (i) isolation and (ii) loneliness. We then tested hypotheses that telephone, text/e-mails, ...
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