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Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

Bern-Klug Mercedes and Simons Kelsey

in Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work

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Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199739110
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0011
Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Facilities

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This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

Long-term care is care for persons with advanced chronic illness, persons who have had a debilitating accident, or persons with a serious developmental disability.

Most people with long-term care needs live at home where they receive care from family members, friends, and community-based organizations.

Most (90%) of persons who live in nursing homes are age 65 or older.

The principles of palliative care are an excellent match for the needs of long-term nursing home residents.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Communication Skills ; Community Medical Services

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