A retrospective analysis of preferred and actual place of death for hospice patients.

 Source:  International Journal of Palliative Nursing  2010, 16 (9) p.424-30 

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Date of publication: September 2010

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  Research comparing the preferred and actual place of death of hospice patients. The article focussed on results of a retrospective analysis of patients’ records over a 6-month period and on possible reasons why some patients’ preferences were not recorded. The suitability of preferred place of death as an outcome measure in quality evaluations of palliative care services is considered and recommendations made.

Length of publication: 7 pages

Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

Acknowledgement: BNI

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