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End-Of-Life Care

End-of-life care becomes an issue at some point for elderly clients. Even with the emergence of palliative care programs and hospice programs, the majority of elderly people do not die in their own home as is their preference.

â?¢What are the reasons for this trend?

â?¢Please discuss what you can be done by a nurse to support a client in end-of-life care and in supporting their desires.

â?¢Please provide supportive response with evidence-based literature.

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A major reason that the majority of elderly people do not die in their own homes, is because there are an increasing number of baby boomers and others who are residing in nursing homes near the end of their lives. This is probably due to the fact that the children and siblings of these individuals usually have to work full-time jobs, and don't have the time or resources to give these individuals the care that they need and deserve. Traditionally, there was usually one or more individuals who stayed home, and this was usually ...

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