Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes

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This volume outlines the belief that nursing homes can and should support the physical, psychological, and social needs of residents, and that residents can thrive in nursing homes when these needs are met. The book's contributors explore the role that palliative or comfort care plays in enhancing the quality of life of nursing home residents as well as the medical, familial, psychological, cultural, and financial issues that influence decision-making about end-of-life care. The book is designed to be a tool to prepare social workers to advocate for a greater incorporation of palliative care and psychosocial care into the culture of nursing home care. The book includes discussions of the psychosocial needs of nursing home residents and families, the financing of long-term care and end-of-life care, ethical issues in chronic care and end of life, trends and characteristics in nursing home care, rituals and grief at end-of-life, and considerations for the future. Each chapter includes case examples to further illustrate points made.Index State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), for Medicare insurance information, 82 State Operations Manual, ... 44a€“45; hospice, 45a€“46; physical facility, 43, policy/procedure, 44; staff. ing, 44 structure/processes, of palliative care, anbsp;...

Title:Transforming Palliative Care in Nursing Homes
Author:Mercedes Bern-Klug
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2010-01-01


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