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Living, Dying, Caring is a giant step forward in resolving the disparity between typical hospice/palliative care services and how these services are rendered to terminally ill older adults residing in nursing facilities. Delicately balancing the needs of residents against the needs of the long-term care system, this book offers a solid foundation on which nurses and other caregivers can build a positive, affirming experience for dying residents that addresses their physical, spiritual, psychological, and emotional needs. Each extraordinarily humane and sensitively written account of an ordinary resident in an ordinary nursing facility is an object lesson in how experienced and prospective staff members can gain greater expertise in hospice and palliative care through careful assessment, documentation, and continuous review techniques. In addition, learn how to address the quality issues central to enhanced practice for nursing staff, administration, and informal caregivers.