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A pilot evaluation of the strengthening of a palliative approache in long-term care (SPA-LTC) program

https://bmcpalliatcare.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12904-020-00599-w

Despite increased annual mortality in long-term care (LTC) homes, research has shown that care of dying residents and their families is currently suboptimal in these settings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate resident and family outcomes associated with the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in LTC (SPA-LTC) program, developed to help encourage meaningful end of life discussions and planning.