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Hanson LC, Henderson M, Menon M. “As Individual as Death Itself: A Focus Group Study of Terminal Care in Nursing Homes. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5(1): 117-125, 2002.

Reynolds K, Henderson M, Schulman A, Hanson L. “Needs of the Dying in Nursing Homes.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5(6): 895-901, 2002.

Strumpf NE. “The Impact of Palliative Care Programming in Nursing Homes.” The Gerontologist, 41(Special Issue I): 153, 2001.
(University of Pennsylvania)

Strumpf NE. “Implementing Palliative Care in Nursing Homes.” The Gerontologist, 40(Special Issue I): 252, 2000.
(University of Pennsylvania)

Tuch H, Parrish P, Romer A. “Integrating Palliative Care into Nursing Homes.” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(2): 297-309, 2003.
(University of Pennsylvania)


Palliative Care in Nursing Homes, two 10-minute videotapes and slides with bibliography and resource list to be used for nursing home staff development. Geriatric Education Center at the University of Pennsylvania
(University of Pennsylvania)

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.