The end-of-life experience in long-term care: five themes identified from focus groups with residents, family members, and staff.

@article{Munn2008TheEE,
  title={The end-of-life experience in long-term care: five themes identified from focus groups with residents, family members, and staff.},
  author={Jean Correll Munn and Debra Dobbs and Andrea Meier and Christianna S. Williams and Holly Biola and Sheryl Zimmerman},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2008},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={485-94}
}
PURPOSE We designed this study to examine the end-of-life (EOL) experience in long-term care (LTC) based on input from key stakeholders. DESIGN AND METHODS The study consisted of 10 homogeneous focus groups drawn from a purposive sample of LTC residents (2 groups; total n = 11), family caregivers (2 groups; total n = 19), paraprofessional staff (3 groups; total n = 20), and licensed/registered staff (3 groups; total n = 15) from five nursing homes and eight residential care/assisted living… CONTINUE READING
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