End-of-life care in the community: attaining a critical balance

Source:  British Journal of Community Nursing 2011, v.16(11) p522

Follow this link for the article abstract

Date of publication: November 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: The recently published report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC, 2011) Dignity and Nutrition for Older People, makes a number of negative observations about poor quality of care in the 100 hospitals they inspected. The report concluded that many hospitals are failing to meet basic needs of older people. It is important that we nurses provide essential care, as there is nothing basic about patients’ needs, wishes and aspirations at the end of their lives.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Contact you local health library to obtain a copy of this article. Follow this link to find you local health library

 

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