J Am Med Dir Assoc 2021 Jun 13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.
Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Helsinki University Hospital, Unit of Primary Health Care, Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address:
Objectives: This trial examines the effects of end-of-life training on long-term care facility (LTCF) residents' health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and use and costs of hospital services.
Design: A single-blind, cluster randomized (at facility level) controlled trial (RCT). Our training intervention included 4 small-group 4-hour educational sessions on the principles of palliative and end-of-life care (advance care planning, adverse effects of hospitalizations, symptom management, communication, supporting proxies, challenging situations). Read More