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Authors

  1. BULS, PATRICIA MSN, RN-BC

Abstract

Home care clinicians often label patients nonadherent if goals are not met, when in reality the problem is goal mismatch. Goals need to be a mutual effort of the patient and clinician. When the clinician acts as a facilitator and educator for the patient, goal achievement is possible. The results are certainly worthwhile: better quality of life for the patient, clinician satisfaction, and significant savings to the healthcare system.