Barriers to implementing an integrated care pathway for the last days of life in nursing homes.

@article{Watson2006BarriersTI,
  title={Barriers to implementing an integrated care pathway for the last days of life in nursing homes.},
  author={Julie Watson and J M Hockley and Belinda Jane Dewar},
  journal={International journal of palliative nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={234-40}
}
AIM this paper explores the barriers that needed to be overcome during the process of implementing an integrated care pathway for the last days of life as a way of developing quality end-of-life care in nursing homes. METHODS an action research methodology underpinned the study. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected in eight nursing homes before, during and after the implementation of the care pathway. FINDINGS six main barriers were identified: a lack of knowledge of palliative… CONTINUE READING

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