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NEWS | Resident Care Ask The Care Expert Racial factors affect use of Sherrie Dornberger, RNC, CDONA, FACDONA President, NADONA end-of-life care, study ﬁnds By Brett Bakshis enroll in hospice, and 17% were I am a new charge nurse and don’t Providers offering end-of-life more likely to be hospitalized, understand the way the state scored care may need to investigate according to the research. our deﬁciencies. Can you give me a residents’ personal and cul- Researchers note many Web site I can check to better under- tural preferences more closely, recent studies have found black stand how this was done? new study results suggest. patients to be less open to hos- Racial disparities still exist pice care than white patients, Your facility should have a copy of your when it comes to end-of-life though little is known about Photo: iStockphoto state regulations available. Ask your care, according to a new study Asian patients’ preferences. director of nursing for this. You also that finds black and Asian Discovering the root of the should consult the Centers for Medi- patients are less likely than differences, whether personal care & Medicaid Services Web site, whites and Hispanics to be Caregivers must realize that preference, unequal access to www.cms.hhs.gov/Certiﬁcationand enrolled in a hospice program certain races are more open to end-of-life treatments or both, hospice care than others. Complianc/Downloads/SFFSCORING in the ﬁnal months of life. will hopefully lead to improved METHODOLOGY.pdf. Of the roughly 41,000 termi- program than white patients. end-of-life care for all patients, It is quite vast but will answer almost nal cancer patients examined Also, 26% were more likely researchers say. any question you have on scoring, for the Beth Israel Deaconess than whites to be hospitalized This study results appeared scope or severity, along with the scope Medical Center study, black two or more times in the last in the January 2009 issue of the and severity grid. patients were 9% less likely month of life. Likewise, Asian Journal of the American Geriat- The scoring methodology for the to be enrolled in a hospice patients were 24% less likely to rics Society. ■ Special Focus Facility (SFF) comprises two scores: the deﬁciency score and the revisit score. Results from the most recent surveys are weighted more Dementia risk higher for young diabetics heavily than results from earlier surveys. The SFF selection methodology can be By James M. Berklan Twins. Her study found that,
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