The living-dying interval in nursing home-based end-of-life care: family caregivers' experiences.

@article{Waldrop2011TheLI,
  title={The living-dying interval in nursing home-based end-of-life care: family caregivers' experiences.},
  author={Deborah P Waldrop and Nancy Kusmaul},
  journal={Journal of gerontological social work},
  year={2011},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={768-87}
}
Guided by concepts from the living-dying interval ( Pattison, 1977 ) this study sought to explore family members' experiences with a dying nursing home resident. In-depth interviews were conducted with 31 caregivers of residents who had died. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed. Themes that illuminated families' experiences on the living-dying interval were: an acute medical crisis (trigger events, accumulation of stressors, level of care crisis); the living-dying phase (advance care… CONTINUE READING