The last days of life of nursing home patients with and without dementia assessed with the palliative care outcome scale.

@article{Brandt2005TheLD,
  title={The last days of life of nursing home patients with and without dementia assessed with the palliative care outcome scale.},
  author={Hella E Brandt and Luc H J Deliens and Jenny T van der Steen and Marcel E. Ooms and Miel W. Ribbe and Gerrit van der Wal},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={334-42}
}
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to assess the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS) for terminally ill nursing home (NH) patients in the Netherlands. METHODS A prospective observational study of patients with a life-expectancy of six weeks or less in 16 Dutch NHs. NH staff rated the patient characteristics and measured palliative care with the POS, including items on physical, psychosocial, informational, spiritual and practical aspects. RESULTS POS nonscores (not applicable; unknown… CONTINUE READING