Dehydration in terminally ill patients. Perceptions of long-term care nurses.

@article{Critchlow2002DehydrationIT,
  title={Dehydration in terminally ill patients. Perceptions of long-term care nurses.},
  author={Jennifer Critchlow and Susan M. Bauer-Wu},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={
          31-9; quiz 48-9
        }
}
Dehydration in terminally ill patients has been found to be beneficial and to improve the quality of an individual's last few days of life. As the population continues to age, more individuals are cared for in long-term care (LTC) facilities, where they tend to spend their final days. Previous studies have examined the perceptions and attitudes of hospice nurses, acute care nurses, physicians, and caregivers; however, no such studies have evaluated LTC nurses. It is necessary to know LTC nurses… CONTINUE READING
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