How can advance care planning improve end of life care for nursing home residents?

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Authors:
Elena Mucci
Sue Lyne
Date Published:
26 November 2018
Last updated: 
26 November 2018

This Practice Question has been published with the kind permission of the Royal College of Nursing.

For nursing home residents living with complex co-morbidities, including frailty, unplanned hospital admissions can be a common occurrence (McGlade et al 2017). Such admissions are associated with a decline in functional status, problems unrelated to the reason for admission, and increased mortality rates during admission and after discharge (Graverholt et al 2011).