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Home care and hospice home care 

Home care and hospice home care
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Home care and hospice home care
Author(s):

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

, Elizabeth Ercolano

, and Ruth McCorkle

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0053
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter discusses home care as an environment that provides unique opportunities to promote palliative care for patients and families throughout their illnesses. The chapter gives background information on what home care is, its historical roots, the types of providers available to give services, the regulatory policies controlling its use, examples of models of palliative home care programs, and recommendations to professionals for facilitating the use of home care in palliative care, concluding with a case study illustrating key elements of palliative care provision in the home.

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