Goals of care: a concept clarification

Authors: Stanek S. (2017

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing 73(6), 1302–1314. doi: 10.1111/jan.13243

Development of clear goals of care can increase patient satisfaction and quality of care while decreasing costs, hospital length of stay and hospital readmission. Goals of care are dynamic and should be reassessed regularly. How and when goals of care transition from implicit to explicit should be explored further, and what prompts this transition. Nurses, physicians and healthcare providers need education on how to best fill their roles in the development of goals of care.

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