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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148001
Type:
Presentation
Title:
End of Life Care Discourse in Nursing Homes
Abstract:
End of Life Care Discourse in Nursing Homes
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hodgson, Nancy A., RN, PhD, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Polisher Research Institute
Title:Senior research scientist
[Scientific session research presentation] After years of denial, the experience of end of life care in the nursing home is beginning to enter the discourse of long-term care professionals. The demographic shift towards nursing homes as the place of death, the debate over long-term care reimbursements, and front-page stories about assisted suicide further fuel the debate on how best to  transform the culture of dying and improve end of life care in nursing homes. Although it is important to identify those barriers that influence access to and utilization of palliative care services for nursing home residents it is equally important to understand how those barriers were constructed in the first place and what forces maintain them. In this paper we present the qualitative findings from the Palliative Care Services in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes (PCSPNH) Study. The purpose of this study  was to identify and describe existing palliative care services within nursing homes in Pennsylvania and to identify the perceived barriers to palliative care in the nursing home setting. We question the assumptions underlying the language of palliative care discourse. In addition, we identify the challenges and potential solutions for raising the level of dialogue and discuss the implications for promoting communication strategies in meeting the death preferences of nursing home residents. .
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnd of Life Care Discourse in Nursing Homesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148001-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">End of Life Care Discourse in Nursing Homes</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hodgson, Nancy A., RN, PhD, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Polisher Research Institute</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior research scientist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nhodgson@pgc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] After years of denial, the experience of end of life care in the nursing home is beginning to enter the discourse of long-term care professionals.&nbsp;The demographic shift towards nursing homes as the place of death, the debate over long-term care reimbursements, and front-page stories about assisted suicide further fuel the debate on how best to&nbsp; transform&nbsp;the culture of dying and improve end of life care in nursing homes. Although it is important to identify those barriers that influence access to and utilization of palliative care services for nursing home residents it is equally important to understand how those barriers were constructed in the first place and what forces maintain them. In this paper we present the qualitative findings from the Palliative Care Services in Pennsylvania Nursing Homes (PCSPNH) Study.&nbsp;The purpose of this study &nbsp;was to identify and describe existing palliative care services within nursing homes in Pennsylvania and to identify the perceived barriers to palliative care in the nursing home setting.&nbsp;We question the assumptions underlying the language of palliative care discourse. In addition, we identify the challenges and potential solutions for raising the level of dialogue and discuss the implications for promoting communication strategies in meeting the death preferences of nursing home residents. .</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:39:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:39:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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