The role of primary caregiver denial in inpatient placement during home hospice care.

Abstract

This study conducted with a sample of 68 home hospice patients revealed that primary caregivers in denial of the patient's terminality were more likely to place hospice patients in inpatient treatment. Moreover, patients placed in inpatient settings were more likely to die there, rather than at home as planned. These findings suggest an impact of primary caregiver denial upon patient self-determination, and indicate the importance of addressing denial in counseling with primary caregivers of terminally ill patients.

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@article{Reese2000TheRO, title={The role of primary caregiver denial in inpatient placement during home hospice care.}, author={Dona J Reese}, journal={The Hospice journal}, year={2000}, volume={15 1}, pages={15-33} }