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Palliative care in institutional long-term care settings

Jenny van der Steen, Margaret R. Helton, Philip D. Sloane and Miel W. Ribbe

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199599400
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0054
Palliative care in institutional long-term care settings

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This chapter addresses the challenges and needs in the development of new care models for long-term care settings. These settings are likely to become the most important places for end-of-life care in the near future. The specific models developed in the USA and the Netherlands (with its unique and specific nursing home physicians and a relatively high proportion of deaths occurring in care homes) are discussed and serve as illustrations of how to address important challenges.

Keywords: end-of-life care; care models; home care; nursing homes

Chapter.  6126 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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