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Staying at home: A Qualitative descriptive study on Pacific palliative care

12 months
Approved budget:
Mrs Amy Henry
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Pacific Health Masters Scholarship
Lay summary
There is limited research available on palliative health for Pacific people. The available research suggests Pacific peoples prefer to die at home, and that Pacific persons with a palliative diagnosis experience significant burden from hospital admission. However, according to the palliative care council of New Zealand, approximately 55% of Pacific persons die within a hospital setting. The reasons for the poor uptake of palliative health services by Pacific people are largely unknown. The aim of the proposed study is to explore Pacific peoples experiences of home-based palliative care. The underlying objectives are to gain an understanding of what is important to Pacific people when caring for a palliative family member at home. With a view to understanding how home-based palliative nursing services could better serve this community. A qualitative descriptive design will be utilized to undertake the study, using a purposive sampling design and qualitative content analysis.