Hospice and palliative care in nursing homes

Susan C. Miller, Joan M. Teno, Vincent Mor

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Abstract

This article reviews the challenges inherent in providing high-quality palliative care to dying nursing home residents and summarizes the efforts to address these challenges. It is suggested that a stronger physician presence and oversight of physicians knowledgeable in palliative care in nursing homes are needed to improve the quality of end-of-life care in nursing homes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-734
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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