Preferences for end of life: views of hospice patients, family carers, and community nurse specialists

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 2011, 17(5) p.251-5

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article describes a qualitative study which was undertaken with the objective of identifying issues around discussing and recording preferences on place of death from the perspective of hospice patients, carers, and hospice community nurses. A sample was selected from three hospices in south east England consisting of six community nurse specialists, five patients, five carers, and five bereaved carers. The differing issues and views are described in detail along with suggestions for improving outcomes for patients and their families and carers.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Acknowledgement: BNI


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