Symptom experience of dying long-term care residents.

  title={Symptom experience of dying long-term care residents.},
  author={Laura C. Hanson and J Kevin Eckert and Debra Dobbs and Christianna S. Williams and Anthony J. Caprio and Philip D. Sloane and Sheryl Zimmerman},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={56 1},
OBJECTIVES To describe the end-of-life symptoms of nursing home (NH) and residential care/assisted living (RC/AL) residents, compare staff and family symptom ratings, and compare how staff assess pain and dyspnea for cognitively impaired and cognitively intact residents. DESIGN After-death interviews. SETTING Stratified random sample of 230 long-term care facilities in four states. PARTICIPANTS Staff (n=674) and family (n=446) caregivers for dying residents. MEASUREMENTS Interview items… CONTINUE READING

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