Towsley Receives $154,000 Grant to Study Impact of Me & My Wishes Videos | U of U College of Nursing
Jun 12, 2015 9:00 AM
Dr. Gail Towsley has received a grant from the National Palliative Care Research Center to study the feasibility and acceptability of Me & My Wishes – a resident-centered video recorded conversation tool to be utilized with long-term care residents.
In accordance with person-centered care, the purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and acceptability of a novel approach to improving communication in nursing homes by creating Me & My Wishes - a resident-centered video recorded conversation with nursing home residents.
Long-term care residents share their preferences via video and shared video with family members. The family interviews illustrate the understanding of resident wishes and any disconnects between resident and family.
The video communication tool conveys residents’ current day-to-day and end of life (EOL) preferences and consists of four modules:
• About Me
• Preferences for Today
• Preferences for Medical Intervention and End-of-Life Care
The study duration is from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.