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Current Research: Integrative Medicine

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Wolfgang Michael George*
TransMIT Project Division for Health Services Research and Consulting, THM University of Applied Science, Germany, Email: wolfgang.michael@gmail.com
*Correspondence: Wolfgang Michael George, PhD, Psychologist, Jahnstraße, 14 D-35394 Giessen, THM University of Applied Science, Germany, Email: wolfgang.michael@gmail.com

Received: 07-Jan-2017 Accepted Date: Apr 15, 2017; Published: 22-Apr-2017, DOI: 10.4172/2529-797X.1000017

Citation: George WM. Relocations and transfers of dying persons in hospitals and nursing homes. Curr Res Integr Med 2017;2(1):13.

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An exploratory study in over 160 hospitals and nursing homes in Germany shows that approximately 20% (that means about 150.000) of all dying patients are relocated during their last days of life. The following main risks were identified: acute physical and mental deterioration and the external influence of the physicians or relatives. The surveyed employees show ways to improve the situation.

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