Grant Title: The ACTIVE Intervention to Improve Hospice Caregiver Pain Management
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Funding Mechanism: R01
Principal Investigator: Debra Oliver
Grant #: 1R01NR011472
Dates of Project Period: 9/15/10-6/30/14
Total Amount: $2,105,700
Summary:In congruence with the mission of NINR to promote and improve the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations and in response to the 11 additional institutes supporting the solicitation of proposals to address pain management (PA-07-282) this proposal seeks to test an intervention which will improve the perceptions of pain management by caregivers of hospice patients, resulting in improved pain control for those facing terminal illness. The ACTIVE intervention uses low cost commercially available video technology to enable caregiver/patient participation in hospice interdisciplinary care plan meetings.