Quality’ in relation to care provision is something that is viewed as crucial in palliative care as in other areas. Nurses are often encouraged to be proactive in activities such as quality improvement (QI) and audit, or quality assurance (QA). Several accreditation bodies now have standards around care of the dying patient.
Building evidence to assess the quality of palliative care service provision is important and is an area that service providers continue to work towards.
Visit CareSearch for more on quality improvement
Visit the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) website
Visit the Palliative Care Self Assessment (PaCSA) online portal for QI
More quality improvement resources
Last updated 20 August 2021