Accessibility of care plan information from previous treatment setting in palliative care unit: A qualitative study

Anne Kuusisto, Kaija Saranto, Päivi Korhonen, Elina Haavisto

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Abstract

Aim: To describe accessibility of care plan information from patients' previous treatment setting in palliative care. Design: A qualitative descriptive study. Methods: A total of 33 nurses, social workers and physicians were interviewed. Data were analysed by deductive and inductive content analysis. The Fit between Individuals, Task and Technology (FITT) framework was used as a deductive analysis framework. Results: Individual-task Fit was described in relation to professional-specific care plan information in palliative care and use of time to obtain care plan information. Individual-technology Fit was described in relation to health informatics competencies and HIS usability. Task-technology Fit was described in relation to interoperability between care settings and healthcare providers and lack of interoperability between care settings and healthcare providers. Relevance to clinical practice: The study confirms the need to review the HIS as a whole from a holistic and patient-oriented perspective to ensure the continuity of palliative care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-508
Number of pages11
JournalNursing Open
Volume10
Issue number2
Early online dateAug 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • advance care planning (mesh)
  • care plan
  • care planning
  • communication
  • continuity of patient care
  • electronic health records
  • health information systems
  • information
  • nurses
  • palliative care

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing

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