Factors Related to Establishing a Comfort Care Goal in Nursing Home Patients with Dementia: A Cohort Study Among Family and Professional Caregivers | Abstract

Conclusions: Initially, over half of the patients had a care goal focused on comfort, increasing to the large majority of the patients at death. Optimizing patient–family–physician communication upon admission may support the early establishing of a comfort care goal. Patient condition and family views play a role, and physicians should be aware that religious affiliation and education may also affect the (timing of) setting a comfort care goal.

via Factors Related to Establishing a Comfort Care Goal in Nursing Home Patients with Dementia: A Cohort Study Among Family and Professional Caregivers | Abstract.

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