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Commentary on: Gonella S, Basso I, De Marinis MG, et al. Good end-of-life care in nursing home according to the family carers’ perspective: a systematic review of qualitative findings. Palliat Med 2019;33(6):589-606. doi: 10.1177/0269216319840275
Implications for practice and research
Evidence suggests that family caregivers desire a need for greater family involvement in end-of-life care provision.
More research is required to determine the best approach to involve family caregivers in end-of-life decision making in a culturally sensitive environment.
The development of an end-of-life practice framework centred within the caregiver–patient dyad could improve family experiences of good end-of-life care.
Although end-of-life care is focused primarily on the needs of the patient, informal family caregivers are often neglected as key stakeholders in holistic end-of-life care. This is despite the potential of informal family caregivers to shape end-of-life care practices. With increasing …
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