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dc.contributor.authorForbat, Lizen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFrançois, Karemahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Callaghan, Lynneen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKulikowski, Julieen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-29T12:07:04Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-29T12:07:04Z-
dc.date.issued2018-05-01en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/27293-
dc.description.abstractContext Family meetings are increasingly used in palliative care, yet have little empirical evidence of their impact in inpatient settings. Objectives To examine whether relatives report more empathy after a family meeting in a specialist palliative care inpatient ward. Methods Pre/post self-complete questionnaires measuring relational empathy and information needs were administered. Qualitative interviews were also conducted. Data were collected during nine months from one inpatient specialist palliative care unit. Participants from 52 family meetings completed pre/post questionnaires, and 13 relatives participated in an interview that was analyzed thematically. Results Families reported more empathy from staff after a family meeting (Wilcoxon test: n = 47; P > 0.001; Z score −4.17). Some families with relatives who do not speak with each other reported that meeting facilitators were unable to manage the pre-existing dynamics. Conclusion Family meetings improve reported empathy. It would be beneficial to have more specific preparation and planning by the clinical team for meetings with people who have a history of familial conflict, and those where the staff's agenda is around discharge planning. Published guidelines could be adapted to better support staff to run meetings where there are complex family dynamics. Adoption of family meetings in outpatient settings has the potential to improve perceptions of empathy with a larger patient group.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_UK
dc.relationForbat L, François K, O'Callaghan L & Kulikowski J (2018) Family Meetings in Inpatient Specialist Palliative Care: A Mechanism to Convey Empathy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55 (5), pp. 1253-1259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.01.020en_UK
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dc.subjectEmpathyen_UK
dc.subjectcommunicationen_UK
dc.subjectpalliative careen_UK
dc.subjectfamily meetingen_UK
dc.subjectfamily managementen_UK
dc.titleFamily Meetings in Inpatient Specialist Palliative Care: A Mechanism to Convey Empathyen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31en_UK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.01.020en_UK
dc.identifier.pmid29425882en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Pain and Symptom Managementen_UK
dc.citation.issn0885-3924en_UK
dc.citation.volume55en_UK
dc.citation.issue5en_UK
dc.citation.spage1253en_UK
dc.citation.epage1259en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderAardvark TMCen_UK
dc.author.emailelizabeth.forbat1@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date07/02/2018en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Catholic Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Catholic Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Catholic Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Catholic Universityen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000430180700006en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85043497169en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid909747en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-7218-5775en_UK
dc.date.accepted2018-01-30en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2018-05-28en_UK
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