Long-term care nurses' knowledge of end-of-life care.

  title={Long-term care nurses' knowledge of end-of-life care.},
  author={Barbara M Raudonis and Ferne C n Kyba and Terri A Kinsey},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={23 6},
Long-term care (LTC) facilities usually contract with hospice agencies to provide palliative (comfort) care to their terminally ill residents, yet only 1% of nursing home residents enroll in hospice care. Integrating hospice services with nursing home services presents many challenges. One of the most critical challenges is the lack of education in palliative care among physicians, licensed nurses, and certified nursing assistants in LTC settings. A study of 164 licensed nurses from 24 LTC… CONTINUE READING


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