A Program for LTC Providers. GUIDELINES FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE IN LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES With Emphasis on Developing Palliative Care Goals. Developed by. Missouri End-of-Life Coalition’s End-of-Life in Nursing Home Task Force Department of Health and Senior Services
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GUIDELINES FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE
LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
With Emphasis on Developing Palliative Care Goals
Missouri End-of-Life Coalition’s
Nursing Home Task Force
Department of Health and Senior Services
Division of Senior Services and Regulation
World Health Organization
Defines palliative care as the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain, or other symptoms, and of psychological, social and spiritual problems, is paramount.
The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness in conjunction with anti-cancer treatment (1990).
Using hospice criteria, the eligible patient:
Role of Interdisciplinary Team Members