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Coping with Client Death: How Prepared Are Home Health Aides and What Characterizes Preparedness?

Journal Article
July 28, 2015

This articles uses interview data from 80 home health aides to provide a better understanding of how they prepare for the death of their clients. The researchers’ findings suggest that more attention should be paid to the end-of-life care plans of home care consumers.

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Key Takeaways

"This study explored the experiences of 80 home health aides (HHAs) whose client died within the last 2 months."
"Home health aides' preparedness for client death could be enhanced by addressing their personal views on end-of-life care."
"Home health aides' preparedness for client death could be enhanced by addressing roviding more information about the client’s end-of-life care plans."
 
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