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Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2019 Sep;32(3):27-39. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2019.25974.

A Stakeholder Analysis of the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long-Term Care Model.

Author information

1
Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
2
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
3
Professor, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
4
Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Max Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB.
5
Associate Professor, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.
6
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Regina, Regina, SK.
7
Director, Program Administration - Clinical, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, Toronto, ON.
8
Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
9
Associate Professor, Chair in Gerontology, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
10
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, GERAS Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, ON.
11
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.
12
Professor of Nursing Aged Care (Dementia), Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to conduct a stakeholder analysis of the strengthening a palliative approach to long-term care (SPA-LTC) model and refine it based on feedback from long-term care (LTC) residents and their families, staff, researchers and decision makers.

METHODS:

We used a mixed-methods design to conduct a stakeholder analysis of the SPA-LTC model that consisted of two sequential components: qualitative focus groups with LTC staff followed by a quantitative survey with key stakeholders.

RESULTS:

Twenty-one LTC staff provided feedback about the SPA-LTC model after residents relocated to LTC, during advanced illness and at end of life and in the period of grief and bereavement. This feedback helped to guide revisions of the model. According to the survey results, the SPA-LTC model was well received by 35 stakeholders, but its feasibility was questioned.

CONCLUSION:

The Canadian SPA-LTC model is evidence based and endorsed by LTC staff and stakeholders. Efforts are needed to determine the feasibility of implementing the model to ensure that residents' needs are made a priority while in LTC.

PMID:
31714205
DOI:
10.12927/cjnl.2019.25974

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