interRAI Palliative Care (PC) Assessment Form and User’s Manual

TitleinterRAI Palliative Care (PC) Assessment Form and User’s Manual
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSmith TF, Steel K, Fries BE, Morris JN, Belleville-Taylor P, Curtin-Telegdi N, Frijters D, Hirdes JP, Ljunggren G, Murphy KM, Nonemaker S, Rabinowitz T, Ribbe M, Topinková E, Berg K, Björkgren M, Declercq A, Finne-Soveri H, Gilgen R, Gray L, Hawes C, Henrard J-C, Szczerbińska K
EditionVersion 9.1, Standard Edition
Number of Pages144
CityWashington, DC
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number978-1-936065-28-8
Call NumberR726.8 .I58 2010
KeywordsEvaluation, Hospice Care, Needs Assessment, palliative care, Palliative treatment, Patient Care Planning

The interRAI Palliative Care (PC) Assessment System is a comprehensive, standardized system for evaluating the needs, strengths, and preferences of those in palliative care or hospice settings.The PC instrument is suitable for use in both facility-based and community-based palliative care programs. There are two versions of its assessment form. The interRAI PC Assessment Form contains the full assessment. The Palliative Care Hospice (PC-H) Assessment Form, which consists of a subset of items from the interRAI PC Assessment Form, is designed for persons with a shorter prognosis.This book contains introductory material; an item-by-item guide to completing the assessment forms; the PC assessment form; and the PC-H assessment form.