Access to palliative care and hospice in nursing homes.

  title={Access to palliative care and hospice in nursing homes.},
  author={Judy T Zerzan and Steve Stearns and Laura Hanson},
  volume={284 19},
Nursing homes are the site of death for many elderly patients with incurable chronic illness, yet dying nursing home residents have limited access to palliative care and hospice. The probability that a nursing home will be the site of death increased from 18.7% in 1986 to 20.0% by 1993. Dying residents experience high rates of untreated pain and other symptoms. They and their family members are isolated from social and spiritual support. Hospice improves end-of-life care for dying nursing home… CONTINUE READING


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