Incorporating education on palliative care into the long-term care setting

Knight Steel, Miel Ribbe, Judith Abronheim, Hannah Hedrick, Peter A. Selwyn, Walter Forman, Timothy Keay

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Approximately one-third of all Americans will pass through a long-term care facility before they die, and many who require palliative care will reside there during the final weeks and months of their lives. In order to address this need, the unique characteristics of long-term care facilities are outlined, and the incentives for all levels of academic institutions to offer education in that setting are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)904-907
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Education
  • Long-term care
  • Palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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