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  • Nurse-led Patient-centered Advance Care Planning: A Pilot Study (ACP) Rochester, Minn.

    This study begins to look at ways nurses in primary care might help patients engage in Advance Care Planning and communicate their values and preferences to family and doctors.

  • Technology-enhanced Transitional Care for Rural Palliative Care Patients: A Pilot Study (TPC) Mankato, Minn., Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this pilot study is to develop and test a technology-enhanced transitional palliative care (TPC) intervention for patients and caregivers living in rural locations. The investigators hypothesize that access to palliative care will be improved, thereby improving patient and caregiver reported outcomes and decreasing the use of costly health services.

  • Validating Discharge Planning Decision Support in a Regional Community Hospital Eau Claire, Wis.

    The purpose of this study is to determine the predictive performance of the Early Screen for Discharge Planning (ESDP) tool in a regional community hospital. The central hypothesis is that the ESDP differentiates between patients in a regional community hospital who would benefit from those who would not benefit from early discharge-planning intervention as measured by problems and unmet continuing care needs, quality of life, length of stay, and referrals to post-acute services.