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Normalising and planning for death in residential care: findings from a qualitative focus group study of a specialist palliative care intervention

Johnston, Nikki; Lovell, Clare; Liu, Wai-Man (Raymond); Chapman, Michael; Forbat, Liz


Background: Improving access to palliative care for older adults living in residential care is recognised internationally as a pressing clinical need. The integration of specialist palliative care in residential care for older adults is not yet standard practice. Objective: This study aimed to understand the experience and impact of integrating a specialist palliative care model on residents, relatives and staff. Methods: Focus groups were held with staff (n=40) and relatives (n=17)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-08-03
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Supportive Palliative Care
DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2016-001127


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