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Diabetes management in patients receiving palliative care

Quinn, Karen, Hudson, Peter and Dunning, Trisha 2006, Diabetes management in patients receiving palliative care, Journal of pain and symptom management, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 275-286, doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.03.011.

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Title Diabetes management in patients receiving palliative care
Author(s) Quinn, Karen
Hudson, Peter
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Journal name Journal of pain and symptom management
Volume number 32
Issue number 3
Start page 275
End page 286
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2006-09
ISSN 0885-3924
1873-6513
Keyword(s) diabetes
palliative
health professionals
advanced cancer
Summary A literature review revealed no evidence-based guidelines specific to managing diabetes in the context of palliative care. The purpose of the current project was to describe the management practices of doctors and nurses caring for people with diabetes and advanced disease. Palliative care doctors, palliative care nurses, endocrinologists, and diabetes nurse educators participated in this study. A two-phase project was undertaken: 1) two focus groups, and 2) a cross-sectional survey using a self-completed questionnaire. The focus group and questionnaire data identified that doctors and nurses used a range of practices and blood glucose testing frequencies to control blood glucose based on experience and not according to a robust evidence base. Implications for practice include the importance of collaboration between diabetes and palliative care specialists, and the need to develop clinical management guidelines.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2006.03.011
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, U.S. Cancer Pain Relief Committee
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009301

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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