AbstractBackground: “Pain management is a challenging task for family caregivers in home hospice care. However, there are limited studies that examine the challenges regarding pain management in hospice care from family caregivers’ perspectives” (Chi, Demiris, Pike, Washington, & Oliver,2017). Objectives: Does patient, family and healthcare staff education regarding the use of comfort medications when first admitted to hospice, compared to education at the time of transition to actively dying improve pain and other symptom management, quality of life and apprehension of family and healthcare staff during the end of life. Methods: Methods include randomized control research studies including: observational cross-sectional surveys, quantitative and qualitative data and analysis, and interviews. Results: Results of the covered research studies revealed a need for early education for patients, caregivers and nurses to
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- Summer '17
- Hospice Family Caregivers