End-of-life care in two Norwegian nursing homes: family perspectives
- School of Nursing, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK
- Correspondence to Bridget M Johnston
School of Nursing, University of Dundee, 11 Airlie Place, Dundee DD1 4HJ, Dundee, UK;
Implications for practice and research nursing practice
■ ‘Good care’ and a good death as far as relatives of care home residents are concerned includes taking care of the family; being treated with dignity and respect; attention to detail in terms of physical care as well as good symptom control.
■ Excellent communication from the nurse is of great importance to families.
■ Patients dying alone at night caused the most distress. There was also room for improvement concerning mouth care.
■ Further research is needed from the older care home residents' viewpoint about what constitutes a good death and …