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- Missouri End of Life Coalition’s and End of Life in the Nursing Home Task Force. Guidelines for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Facilities, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Division of Senior Services and Regulation, September 2003, p1-238.
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