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Surrogates' experiences of engaging in Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment discussions for persons with advanced dementiaLittle is known about surrogates' experiences of engaging in Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) discussions. This study describes family surrogates' experiences when engaging in POLST discussions with primary care providers. Read more…

Analysis of common barriers to rural patients utilizing hospice and palliative care services: An integrated literature review - The aim of this literature review is to explore barriers and potential solutions related to hospice (HC) and palliative care (PC) services among rural residents. Although the healthcare system is continually advancing, healthcare providers may not be optimizing HC and PC referrals for the growing rural population who underutilize these services. Suggested methods to close the utilization gap between HC and PC services among rural patients appear feasible, but universal effectiveness cannot be determined. Read more…

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The National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care developed Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care which provide a comprehensive foundation for palliative care for all people living with serious illness, regardless of their diagnosis, prognosis, age or setting. View guidelines.


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