The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences and perceptions of hospice nurses caring for residents in long-term care facilities. The study used a fax-back survey to gather data from 69 hospice nursing and nurse managers in 24 hospices across one Midwestern state. Respondents reported negative experiences with pain management and care coordination in the nursing home setting. Although hospice is thought to be a benefit to residents, hospice staff report frustration in caring for nursing home patients, especially in trying to control pain. The study identifies opportunities for improvement in hospice and nursing home staff relationships.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of palliative medicine|
|State||Published - Oct 2002|