'Affordable' death in the United States: An action plan based on lessons learned from the Nursing Economic$ special issue

Christine Kovner, Edward Lusk, Nellie M. Selander

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An eight-point action plan is proposed for lowering costs associated with end-of-life health care in the United States, as well as improving the quality of life experienced by patients and their families. This action plan was derived from an analysis of the six articles presented in this special issue of Nursing Ecanomic$. The two major features of this action plan are: (a) expansion of hospice and palliative care, as well as (b) increased use of advance directives. Additionally, as pre-conditions for the effective operation of this action plan, the political, cultural, and legislative contexts that merit attention are discussed. Finally, arguments as to the desirability, feasibility, and sustainability of this action plan are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalNursing economic$
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012

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Nursing Economics
Advance Directives
Hospice Care
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Nursing
Quality of Life
Delivery of Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis

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'Affordable' death in the United States : An action plan based on lessons learned from the Nursing Economic$ special issue. / Kovner, Christine; Lusk, Edward; Selander, Nellie M.

In: Nursing economic$, Vol. 30, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 179-184.

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