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Table 2 Overview of improvement projects discussed during interviews

From: Barriers to and facilitators for implementing quality improvements in palliative care – results from a qualitative interview study in Norway

Improvement project Service
Assessment of social needs (social network map) H-PCU
LMC-PCU
Bereavement care LMC-GU
LMC-PCU
Campaigning for palliative care in other health care services H-PCU
LMC-PCU
PCT
Campaigning for including palliative care in national health care system H-PCU
Developing standard procedures in PC LMC-PCU
Establishing a PCU H-PCU
LMC-PCU
Establishing a professional network for nurses in cancer & palliative care PCT
Evaluating care after death of patient (evaluation form) LMC-GU
Implementing a checklist for multidisciplinary meetings H-PCU
Implementing a municipality standard for end-of-life care in NHs LMC-GU
NH
LMC-PCU
Implementing guidelines and national policy in PC H-PCU
Implementing the LCP or other care pathways NH
H-PCU
LMC-PCU
Improving staffs’ PC expertise H-PCU
LMC-PCU
NH
PC to new patient groups H-PCU
Staff support through reflection groups H-PCU
LMC-GU
LMC-PCU
Symptom assessment (ESAS, pain body map) H-GU
H-PCU
LMC-PCU
LMC-GU
PCT
  1. GU geriatric unit, H hospital, LCP Liverpool Care Pathway, LMC local medical center, NH nursing home, PC palliative care, PCT palliative care team, PCU palliative care unit