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Training to Reduce Home Care Aides’ Work Stress Associated with Patient Death: A Scoping Review

Journal Article Data Collection & Quality
August 19, 2020

As a growing number of patients are aging and dying at home, HCWs are increasingly providing care at the end of life (EOL). The goal of this scoping review is to identify intervention studies describing training of HCWs in EOL issues to map types of training and to assess the degree to which existing efforts address HCW health and well-being.

Key Takeaways

The majority of HCWs receive almost no training on EOL issues.
There is a paucity of EOL training interventions tailored specifically to the experiences and positioning of HCWs.
Future interventions should address multiple facets of HCWs' stress related to patient death to improve EOL care.

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