Vol 2 No 5 (2017): IJRDO - Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing
Articles

Incorporating Social Workers and Nurses to Provide Hospice Patient’s with an Effective Quality of Life

Tracy Carpenter-Aeby
East Carolina University
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Victor Aeby
East Carolina University
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LaNeisha Brown
East Carolina University
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Vickie Collins-Best
East Carolina University
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Samantha Heath
East Carolina University
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Jocelyn Keyes
East Carolina University
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Published May 31, 2017
Keywords
  • social workers,,
  • nurses,,
  • hospice patients,
  • quality of life
How to Cite
Carpenter-Aeby, T., Aeby, V., Brown, L., Collins-Best, V., Heath, S., & Keyes, J. (2017). Incorporating Social Workers and Nurses to Provide Hospice Patient’s with an Effective Quality of Life. IJRDO - Journal of Health Sciences and Nursing (ISSN: 2456-298X), 2(5), 131-167. Retrieved from https://ijrdo.org/index.php/hsn/article/view/1011

Abstract

Ensuring quality of life for hospice patients requires attention to spiritual, financial, and
psychosocial needs which is largely the focus of hospice care professionals. Providing quality of
life to patients in hospice requires addressing those needs which cannot be accomplished alone but
most effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team. This systematic literature review will explore
the effectiveness of social workers and nurses who work on an interdisciplinary team in regards to
providing quality of life to hospice patients. Through the review of literature this paper will seek
to support the hypothesis that interdisciplinary teams between social workers and nurses can
increase the quality of life for patients who receive hospice services. The purpose of this study is to determine what professionals can work together and are most effective as an interdisciplinary
team to provide quality of life for hospice patients.

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