Palliative Care (PC)

The interRAI Palliative Care (PC) Assessment System was developed to provide a comprehensive assessment of the strengths, preferences, and needs of adults in both hospice and palliative care. Following testing in Canada, Czech Republic, Iceland, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, and the U.S., the first version was released in 2003. The system has since been updated as part of interRAI‘s restructuring initiative to ensure that all of our instruments contain common items and definitions for overlapping clinical content.

The interRAI PC Assessment System is intended to be used in both facility-based and community-based programs. There are two versions of the assessment. The interRAI PC Assessment contains the full assessment, whereas the Hospice Assessment consists of a subset of items from the interRAI PC Assessment Form and is more appropriate for persons with shorter prognoses. There is no set standard for when or under what circumstances the different versions would be used.

At this time, we are upgrading the Web site information about the PC instrument system; please check back soon.

For more information, please contact the chair of the Palliative Care System Development Committee Trevor Smith.

See our list of Palliative Care publications in our Catalog.

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