Chapter 10: What Next? A Case Study of Transfer from Hospice to Nursing Home

William Scott Long’s chapter begins this section with a stark reminder of how issues of cost and viable institutional alternatives can complicate care and create ethical issues. As his case illustrates, the harsh realities of contemporary care can often inhibit the most appropriate forms of care and add to the staff’s sense of moral distress. Obviously, there is a need for policy changes that will allow a more seamless provision of care.

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