This study will contribute to the refinement of the Living with Hope Program that may improve quality of life of persons receiving palliative home care. The findings will also increase our understanding of the factors influencing hope, quality of life in a vulnerable, understudied population that is increasing in numbers with the aging of Canada’s population. The outcome of this study will be an implementation kit for palliative home care services to use as a value added approach to their current services. Effective psychosocial supportive interventions, such as the LWHP are critical for their support and well-being of persons with advanced disease. The preliminary work of the research team in conjunction with clinicians and terminally ill patients and families has resulted in a promising, practical psychosocial supportive hope intervention that may improve the quality of life for thousands of Canadians.
Project Collaborator: Wendy Duggleby, Faculty of Nursing - University of Alberta