Hospice Aides: The Eyes and Ears of End-of-Life Care
May 8, 2018
(Medscape) – This study provides a unique perspective from these caregivers, obtained through qualitative research that included focus groups, during which the aides described their role in patient care and as members of the interdisciplinary team. After participating in focus group discussions, aides were directly observed providing in-home hospice care. The researchers who shadowed the aides in the home setting took detailed field notes on how the aides communicated and interacted with family caregivers and other patient care providers.