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GUERRERO GARCIA, Manuel et al. End-of-life in nursing home from the perspective of residents: literature review. Gerokomos [online]. 2016, vol.27, n.2, pp.63-68. ISSN 1134-928X.

Objectives: Describe the development of end of life of older people in nursing home from the point of view of the residents. Methodology: Bibliographic review in different databases over the last ten years. The consulted database were Cuiden, IME, Elsevier, PubMed and CINALH. The articles which did not study the experiences and opinions of the residents were excluded. Results: Out of the 305 articles that were found those which did not satisfy the inclusion an exclusion criteria were removed, in the end 13 articles were selected. Some of the topics approached are the needs that are considered most important by the residents, indicative aspects of good death and the relation between pain and the quality of end of life processes. Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate the little that is known about the processes of life in the nursing homes in our country. The lack of evidence toward this topic, does not allow us to assure that homes are adequateplace for the development of end of life processes.

Keywords : nursing homes; end of life care; palliative care; terminal care.

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