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End-of-life care becomes an issue at some point for elderly clients. Even with the emergence of palliative care programs and hospice programs, the majority of elderly people do not die in their own home as is their preference. What are the reasons for this trend? Discuss what you can do as a nurse to support your clients in end-of-life care and in supporting their desires. Support your response with evidence-based literature.

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School: UC Berkeley


End-of-life Care for Elderly Clients
Care homes are commonly used to provide end-of-life care for older adults due to their
multiple chronic health problems. These problems cause uncertainty in predicting the status of
their health thus the preference for nursing and care homes. The palliative and hospice end-oflife care programs can lead to reactive, inadequate and impersonal care.
There are five key priorities which make end-of-care homes preferred. These include; the
formation of informal relationships...

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