"I was ready to take him home": next-of-kin's accounts of loved one's death during hospice and palliative care discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

@article{Williams2015IWR,
  title={"I was ready to take him home": next-of-kin's accounts of loved one's death during hospice and palliative care discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.},
  author={Beverly Rosa Williams and Frank A Bailey and Hyunjin Noh and Lesa L. Woodby and Angelina R Wittich and Kathryn Larsen Burgio},
  journal={Journal of social work in end-of-life & palliative care},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={50-73}
}
This study explored next-of-kin's retrospective accounts of hospice and palliative care discussions for hospitalized veterans. In-depth, face-to-face interviews were used to generate narrative accounts of 78 next-of-kin's experience of their loved one's hospital care during the last days of the patient's life. One-third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient's final hospitalization. In over one-half of those cases, the patients died… CONTINUE READING

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They also can attend to the psychosocial concerns of family members , particularly when death occurs prior to discharge to hospice or transfer to an inpatient palliative care service .
" I was ready to take him home " : next - of - kin 's accounts of loved one 's death during hospice and palliative care discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers .
This study explored next - of - kin 's retrospective accounts of hospice and palliative care discussions for hospitalized veterans .
In over one - half of those cases , the patients died before discharge or transfer to hospice or palliative care was accomplished .
Social workers in hospital settings can play a critical role in supporting family members through the hospice and palliative care discussion process and facilitate timely care transitions .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
" I was ready to take him home " : next - of - kin 's accounts of loved one 's death during hospice and palliative care discussions in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers .
This study explored next - of - kin 's retrospective accounts of hospice and palliative care discussions for hospitalized veterans .
Social workers in hospital settings can play a critical role in supporting family members through the hospice and palliative care discussion process and facilitate timely care transitions .
They also can attend to the psychosocial concerns of family members , particularly when death occurs prior to discharge to hospice or transfer to an inpatient palliative care service .
In over one - half of those cases , the patients died before discharge or transfer to hospice or palliative care was accomplished .
Discussions about hospice or palliative care have meaning , emotional impact , practical effects , and unintended consequences for next - of - kin .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
Hospice and palliative care discussions in the hospital setting shaped family perceptions of the patients ' care , directed family efforts in the days prior to death , and engendered anticipation of remaining quality time with the patient .
Discussions about hospice or palliative care have meaning , emotional impact , practical effects , and unintended consequences for next - of - kin .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
Hospice and palliative care discussions in the hospital setting shaped family perceptions of the patients ' care , directed family efforts in the days prior to death , and engendered anticipation of remaining quality time with the patient .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
Discussions about hospice or palliative care have meaning , emotional impact , practical effects , and unintended consequences for next - of - kin .
Hospice and palliative care discussions in the hospital setting shaped family perceptions of the patients ' care , directed family efforts in the days prior to death , and engendered anticipation of remaining quality time with the patient .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
Discussions about hospice or palliative care have meaning , emotional impact , practical effects , and unintended consequences for next - of - kin .
Hospice and palliative care discussions in the hospital setting shaped family perceptions of the patients ' care , directed family efforts in the days prior to death , and engendered anticipation of remaining quality time with the patient .
One - third of participants reported taking part in a hospice or palliative care discussion during the patient 's final hospitalization .
Discussions about hospice or palliative care have meaning , emotional impact , practical effects , and unintended consequences for next - of - kin .
Hospice and palliative care discussions in the hospital setting shaped family perceptions of the patients ' care , directed family efforts in the days prior to death , and engendered anticipation of remaining quality time with the patient .
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