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Implications for practice and research
End-of-life care preferences of residents in nursing homes confirm the importance of developing practice to ensure high-quality end-of-life is delivered.
The role and competencies required of nurses working in nursing homes in supporting the end-of-life preferences of residents requires more research.
The importance of nursing homes as places where people die, and the need to support nursing homes to deliver end-of-life care, is increasingly recognised in many countries. Advance care planning (ACP), including identifying preferences for medical interventions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and preferred place of death, is a key facet of a palliative care approach and a pre-requisite to achieving quality end-of-life care. Ng and colleagues identify nursing home resident characteristics associated …
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