Debra Wertheimer, MD
$150 Purchase Price
Comfort Care for Residents Receiving Hospice in Long-Term Care
As hospice organizations and long term care facilities begin more and more to collaborate, residents, families and nursing staff all benefit. For residents no longer receiving life prolonging interventions, palliative care or comfort care becomes key. The treatment goal is now “improving quality of life.” Dr. Wertheimer, nursing and hospice staff discuss pain management, symptom control, supportive interactions, nutrition and special accommodations for bathing, meals and rest.
Staff describe how hospice means providing everything you can for patients and families during the final months and years of life. This DVD will be helpful for nursing home staff learning to work with hospice staff and for training students in nursing and social work.
Topics: hospice, palliative care, symptom management, comfort and support
Audience: Students in allied health and medical training; long-term and hospice care staff
This program is part of “Comfort Care in Long-Term Care” series.