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Nursing Care at the End-of-Life: Home

What is End-of-Life Care?

End-of-life planning usually includes making choices about the following:

  • The goals of care (for example, whether to use certain medicines during the last days of life)
  • Where the patient wants to spend their final days
  • Which treatments for end-of-life care the patient wishes to receive
  • What type of palliative care and hospice care the patient wishes to receive

Advance directives can help make wishes clear to the patient's family and health care providers.

Source: See the End-of-Life Issue Health Topic page from

End-of-Life Care & Decision Making Evidence-Based Care Sheet

End-of-Life Issues RSS Feed

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