Enhancing end-of-life care in nursing homes: Palliative Care Educational Resource Team (PERT) program.

@article{Ersek2005EnhancingEC,
  title={Enhancing end-of-life care in nursing homes: Palliative Care Educational Resource Team (PERT) program.},
  author={Mary T Ersek and Marcia Moeller Grant and Beth Miller Kraybill},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          556-66
        }
}
BACKGROUND By the middle of this century, approximately 40% of people who will die from chronic illness are expected to do so in a nursing home. This trend will create challenges for nursing homes to ensure that staff possess the necessary knowledge and skills to care for dying residents. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum called Palliative Care Educational Resource Team (PERT), which is designed to enhance end-of… CONTINUE READING
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