publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014 . Embargo end date: 04 Dec 2018

Living and dying: responsibility for end‐of‐life care in care homes without on‐site nursing provision ‐ a prospective study

Handley, Melanie; Goodman, Claire; Froggatt, Katherine; Mathie, Elspeth; Gage, Heather; Manthorpe, Jill; Barclay, Stephen; Crang, Clare; Iliffe, Steve;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
The aim of the study was to describe the expectations and experiences of end-of-life care of older people resident in care homes, and how care home staff and the healthcare practitioners who visited the care home interpreted their role. A mixed-method design was used. The everyday experience of 121 residents from six care homes in the East of England were tracked; 63 residents, 30 care home staff with assorted roles and 19 National Health Service staff from different disciplines were interviewed. The review of care home notes demonstrated that residents had a wide range of healthcare problems. Length of time in the care homes, functional ability or episodes of i...
free text keywords: Humans, Terminal Care, Prospective Studies, Attitude of Health Personnel, Professional Role, Professional-Patient Relations, Qualitative Research, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Middle Aged, Medical Staff, Nursing Homes, Advance Care Planning, England, Female, Male, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Policy, Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, Primary nursing, District nurse, Nursing, Health care, business.industry, business, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Functional ability, End-of-life care, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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