A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission

Procter, Susan, Ooi, MuiKeow, Hopkins, Charlotte and Moore, Geraldine (2019) A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission. British Journal of Nursing, 28 (13). pp. 878-884. ISSN 2052-2819

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Abstract

Around 70% of people would prefer to die at home, yet around 50% die in hospital, according to Dying Matters. In collaboration with a local hospice, a literature review was undertaken to address the question: ‘what factors precipitate admission to hospital in the last few days of a person's life for those who had expressed a preference to die at home?’ Four electronic databases were searched, with a date range of 2008 to 2018. After 80 articles were screened, 13 were included in the review. The findings identified a number of barriers experienced by people with non-cancer conditions nearing the end of life and their family carers, which inhibit the transition to end-of-life care. The findings suggest that hospice support for non-cancer patients with a deteriorating health trajectory needs to precede patient and family recognition that end-of-life care is needed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router ** History: ppub 11-07-2019; issued 11-07-2019.
Keywords: General Nursing
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Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 09:45
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 08:04
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17795

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