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Table 2 Overview of the intervention in a logic modela

From: A process evaluation of systematic risk and needs assessment for caregivers in specialised palliative care

Intervention inputs Intervention components Feasibility outcomes Outcomes for caregiver support procedures Impact
Bereavement support standards for caregivers in palliative careb
Risk and needs assessment form based on standardsb and systematic literature reviewc
Possibility of creating electronic medical record for caregivers
1. Systematic risk and needs assessment at care entry
2. Interdisciplinary conference to prepare support plan
3. Targeted support from interdisciplinary team
4. Establishment of an electronic medical record for caregivers to document targeted support
Reach, fidelity and acceptability of intervention components
Contextual factors: Any external factors to the intervention that may act as a barrier or facilitator to its implementation
1. Ensures focus on caregivers, exposes needs swiftly, allows targeted support initiation
2. Ensures interdisciplinary assessment of risks and needs
3. Support is tailored to caregivers’ needs
4. Enables systematic planning of intervention and sharing of information between professionals, secures follow up
Reduces distress during caregiving and prevents distress following bereavement
Targeted support: Support aligns with needs
Improved use of resources in palliative care
  1. aLogic Model according to W.K. Kellogg Foundation [23]
  2. bBereavement support standards for specialist palliative care services, Hall et al. 2012 [11]
  3. cLobb et al. 2010 [21]