End-of-life caregiver interactions with health care providers: Learning from the bad

Guifang Guo, Linda R. Phillips, Pamela G. Reed

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Abstract

This qualitative study examined caregivers' perceptions of and stories about their interactions with nonhospice health care providers. The sample included 27 family caregivers who provided the majority of in-home physical care and emotional support to the elders for at least 6 months. Caregivers described some startling interactions that suggest the need to reevaluate health care professionals abilities and attitudes concerning their treatment and communication with family caregivers and their elders dying from life-limiting illnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-343
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • elderly people
  • end-of-life care
  • family caregiver
  • interaction
  • nonhospice settings
  • quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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