Coordination in nurse home and ambulatory setting improves treatment

Gebhard Mathis


A lot of international studies have shown positive effects when inpatient nursing and ear facilities interstionalise medical coordination. Multi-professional interventions lead to better quality of care, more satisfaction of staff, and finally cost reduction. A medical coordinator is appointed for further areas of palliative geriatrics. Whose duties are: - Crisis plan for every home resident - Advanced care planing for an expected terminal phase - Recording of presumed will/patient directive - Communication with the family doctor - Medical assessment of the overall situation at admission - Communication with the mobile palliative team - Education of nursing staff in palliative care

Relevant Publications in Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry