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Family and palliative care in care homes for older people

Mike Nolan and Rosalie Hudson

in Family Carers in Palliative Care

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216901
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730252 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0010
Family and palliative care in care homes for older people

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This chapter examines the quality of family and palliative care in care homes for older people. It suggests that the overall the quality of death and dying in care homes can be improved if there is more widespread adoption of a palliative care philosophy within care homes, and if staff and families work together in an equal and active partnership. It describes the evolution of relationship-centred care and the senses framework and evaluates their potential use in relation to a palliative care model in care homes.

Keywords: palliative care philosophy; care homes; older people; partnership; senses framework

Chapter.  8384 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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