Article Explores Nursing Homes’ Changing Attitudes toward Death

April 1, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


Healthcare risk managers may be interested in a March 29, 2015, Inquirer article (Philadelphia) that discusses nursing homes' changing attitudes toward dying. According to the article, the traditional practice of keeping death more secretive is changing at some facilities, thanks in part to administrators who are asking residents directly about their feelings and placing a greater emphasis on bringing meaning and individual choice to residents' last years in long-term care. The article explores the practices of several organizations that are among a growing number of long-term care facilities that are addressing death more openly.

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