Development of a complex intervention (safe and secure) to support non-western migrant patients with palliative care needs and their families

Jahan Shabnam*, Helle Ussing Timm, Dorthe Susanne Nielsen, Mette Raunkiaer

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

Abstract

Purpose: International evidence supports the benefits of early use of palliative care, although the best use of services is often under-utilised among Danish migrants. The study aims to develop a theoretically informed, evidence-based intervention to increase support in palliative care service provision among non-western migrant patients with a life-threatening disease and their families in Denmark. Methods: The overall approach was guided by the United Kingdom Medical Research Council framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions by involving stakeholders for example patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals. The intervention was developed iteratively by incorporating theory and evidence. Evidence was synthesized from a systematic review, semi-structured interviews, and group discussions with patients (n = 8), family caregivers (n = 11), healthcare professionals (n = 10); and three workshops with migrants (n = 5), social and healthcare professionals (n = 6). The study took place in six different settings in two regions across Denmark. Results: The safe and secure complex intervention is a healthcare professional (e.g. nurse, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist) led patient-centred palliative care intervention at the basic level. The final intervention consists of three components 1. Education and training sessions, 2. Consultations with the healthcare professional, and 3. Coordination of care. Conclusion: This study describes the development of a supportive palliative care intervention for non-western migrant patients with palliative care needs and their families, followed by a transparent and systematic reporting process. A palliative care intervention combining multiple components targeting different stakeholders, is expected that safe and secure is more suitable and well customized in increasing access and use of palliative care services for non-western migrant families in Denmark.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer102238
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing
Vol/bind62
Sider (fra-til)1-10
Antal sider10
ISSN1462-3889
DOI
StatusUdgivet - feb. 2023

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