Do nursing homes for older people have the support they need to provide end-of-life care? A mixed methods enquiry in England

@inproceedings{Seymour2011DoNH,
  title={Do nursing homes for older people have the support they need to
                    provide end-of-life care? A mixed methods enquiry in England},
  author={Jane E Seymour and Arun Kumar and Katherine A Froggatt},
  booktitle={Palliative medicine},
  year={2011}
}
Nursing homes are a common site of death, but older residents receive variable quality of end-of-life care. We used a mixed methods design to identify external influences on the quality of end-of-life care in nursing homes. Two qualitative case studies were conducted and a postal survey of 180 nursing homes surrounding the case study sites. In the case studies, qualitative interviews were held with seven members of nursing home staff and 10 external staff. Problems in accessing support for end… CONTINUE READING

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