A patient care travelling record for palliative care: a feasibility study.
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The provision of palliative care can be a complex process. Patients are treated in a variety of settings, by multiple persons, thus risking loss of continuity of care. These patients take numerous medications and require many complex treatment decisions in the course of their illness, making the ready availability of current and accurate information a vital component of effective care. The use of a patient care travelling health record, while requiring time and commitment from all parties to be effective, has been shown to be both feasible and helpful to patients, families, and health professionals. Considerable education and commitment is necessary to ensure compliance by all involved parties.
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