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Archstone Spiritual Care Demonstration Project: Outcomes for Patients, Families, and Staff


N/A
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Malignant Neoplasm

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Trial Information

Archstone Spiritual Care Demonstration Project: Outcomes for Patients, Families, and Staff


OBJECTIVES:

I. To improve the quality of spiritual care provided by palliative care teams. II. To
measure the effectiveness of integrating spiritual care recommendations in palliative care
at City of Hope (COH) and the impact it has on cancer patients, families, and hospital
staff.

OUTLINE:

The expanded psychosocial/spiritual assessment administered by social workers includes a
spiritual history and a spiritual needs screening. Social worker knowledge and competence is
surveyed at baseline, immediately after the course, and after a bedside chaplain-mentoring
process. Inpatient cancer patients' and their caregivers' perceptions about spiritual care
is surveyed at baseline prior to the social work curriculum and after the course has been
completed and the new psychosocial/spiritual assessment has been implemented. Data collected
from patients, family members, and staff includes number of unduplicated palliative care
patients screened for spiritual concerns, spiritual history, number and type of spiritual
issues, number of referrals to the chaplain, number seen by the chaplain, number of
unduplicated palliative care patients with documented spiritual care plan, number of staff
development sessions offered and topics, attendance per topic, advance directives, and
referrals to hospice.


Inclusion Criteria:



- Admitted during the study quarter

- Admitted >= 5 days

- English speaking

- Alert and able to answer questions

Exclusion Criteria:

- Non-cancer diagnosis

- Previously accrued to study

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Outcome Measure:

Change over time in number of unduplicated palliative care patients screened for spiritual concerns and spiritual history

Outcome Description:

Nonparametric Mann-Whitney University test will be used to test for differences between cohorts of patients and of families at the two different measurement points. The Wilcoxon paired nonparametric test will be used to test for change over time for staff survey results.

Outcome Time Frame:

At baseline and quarterly for one year

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Jay Thomas

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

City of Hope Medical Center

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

11110

NCT ID:

NCT01432431

Start Date:

October 2011

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Neoplasms

Name

Location

City of Hope Medical CenterDuarte, California  91010