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The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of LifeRevised and Expanded Second Edition$
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Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199974566

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.001.0001

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Guidelines for Care Transitions

Guidelines for Care Transitions

Chapter:
(p.89) Section 4 Guidelines for Care Transitions
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The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life
Author(s):

Nancy Berlinger

Bruce Jennings

Susan M. Wolf

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0009

During the course of illness, many patients move between care settings. They may be hospitalized to receive some forms of medical treatment or to treat pain, symptoms, treatment side effects, or acute episodes of illness. They may also receive care in nonhospital settings, such as a nursing home, the home of the patient or a loved one, or a residential hospice. This section discusses guidelines for care transitions. It covers general guidelines for hand-offs between professionals and transfers across care settings; guidelines on care transitions for nursing home residents; guidelines on portable medical orders; guidelines on discharge planning and collaboration with nursing homes, home care, hospice, and outpatient care; and guidelines on care transitions for patients who will die in the hospital.

Keywords:   end-of-life care, patient care, ethics guidelines, hospital care, outpatient care, nursing homes, discharge planning, home care, hospice care

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