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102 Care Trajectory Rapid decline over a few weeks or months before death Chronic illness with intermittent exacerbations Very poor function with long, slow decline Model of care Integration with hospice or palliative Disease management with education and rapid intervention Long-term supportive care Specific care needs Maximize continuity Plan for rapid decline , changing needs, and death Manage patient’s symptoms at home Provide support for caregiver
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Unformatted text preview: Provide education on self-care Attempt to avoid hospitalization when possible Assist in decision-making about interventions that might not work Plan for potential of sudden death Plan for long-term care and future problems Avoid non-beneficial and harmful interventions Provide support and assistance for long-term caregivers Provide reliable institutional care when necessary Getting services for the dying “right” (Dy & Lynn, 2007)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course PSY 365 taught by Professor Das during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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