Technology-enhanced Transitional Palliative Care for Family Caregivers

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect and cost of technology-enhanced transitional palliative care on family caregivers who provide care to a loved one at home after a hospitalization.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria - Family Caregiver:

  • Adult family caregiver ( ≥ 21 years old) of adult patient (≥ 21 years old).
  • Hospitalized at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester.
  • Receives in-hospital palliative care consult.
  • Patient and family caregiver lives in a Minnesota or Iowa county that is designated as medically under-served or rural area.

Exclusion Criteria - Family Caregiver:

  • Family caregiver of patients who live in Rochester, MN (it is not considered an underserved or rural area).
  • Family caregiver of patients with left ventricular assistive devices, documented chronic pain, use of home infusion pain pumps, or documented active addictive behaviors.

Inclusion Criteria - Care Reipient:

  • Any adult patient (≥ 21 years of age).
  • Hospitalized at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester.
  • Receives an in-hospital palliative care consult and lives in a Minnesota or Iowa County that is designated as medically under-served or rural area. 

Exclusion Criteria - Care Recipient:

  • Patients with left ventricular assistive devices, documented chronic pain, use of home infusion pain pumps, or documented active addictive behaviors.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Joan Griffin, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Jodie Cogswell

(507)255-1036

Cogswell.Jodie@mayo.edu

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