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End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach

Jeanne Samson Katz and Sheila M. Peace

Abstract

In our society, the overwhelming majority of people die in later life. They typically die slowly of chronic diseases, with multiple co-existing problems over long periods of time. They spend the majority of their final years at home, but many will die in hospitals or care homes. This book explores the possibilities for improving the care of older people dying in residential care and nursing homes. It argues that there are aspects of palliative care that, given the right circumstances, are transferable to dying people in settings that are not domestic or hospice based. The book describes what h ... More

Keywords: later life, chronic diseases, multiple co-existing problems, palliative care, domestic, hospice based

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198510710
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510710.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeanne Samson Katz, editor
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Sheila M. Peace, editor
Senior Lecturers, School of Health and Social Welfare, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK