Introducing Electronic Quality of Life Assessments in Palliative Care

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Richard Sawatzky

Quality of life (QOL) assessment instruments, including patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient-reported experience measures (PREMs), are increasingly being promoted as a means for enhancing person-centred care. However, their integration into palliative care clinical practice has been inconsistent. This presentation will focus on lessons learned from a research initiative on the user-centered design and integration of an electronic Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS) for the use of PROMs and PREMs in palliative inpatient and home care settings.

Learning objectives:

  1. To describe desirable technological features of a QPSS from the perspectives of patients, family caregivers, and clinicians
  2. To consider experiences with technology, use in clinical practice, and health care organizational context when introducing a QPSS at point of care.
  3. To understand practice tensions shaping clinicians’ use of PROMs and PREMs in palliative care