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Tag: Palliative Care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual

Palliative Care

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Management of the End of Life Lecture

Nursing Lectures

Nurses caring for patients who are entering the last phase of their illness, and for whom life expectancy is very short......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Management of Other Symptoms Lecture

Nursing Lectures

To list the types of gastrointestinal symptoms which are commonly seen in palliative care settings, and to describe their causes......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Palliative Care for Cancer and Communicable Diseases Lecture

Nursing Lectures

Cancer is a common reason that people in the United Kingdom (UK) receive palliative care. Although comparatively uncommon......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Palliative Care for Neurological, Renal and Liver Diseases Lecture

Nursing Lectures

Neurological, renal and liver diseases are relatively common causes of palliation in the United Kingdom (UK). These conditions......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Palliative Care for Cardiac and Respiratory Disease Lecture

Nursing Lectures

Cardiac and respiratory diseases are among the most common reasons people in the United Kingdom (UK) will be admitted to palliative......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Holistic Assessment and Care Lecture

Nursing Lectures

The assessment of patients is a fundamental skill for nurses working in all clinical settings. In the palliative care setting......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Communication and Collaborative Practice in the Palliative Context Lecture

Nursing Lectures

As you saw in the previous chapter of this module, palliative care is fundamentally 'multidisciplinary' in nature. This means professionals......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Care of the Family / Carer, Colleagues and Self Lecture

Nursing Lectures

It is important for nurses working in palliative care settings to recognise that loss, suffering, grief and bereavement are normal......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Palliative Care and Palliative Nursing Practice Lecture

Nursing Lectures

This chapter provides a broad introduction to palliative care and palliative nursing as a practice speciality in the United Kingdom......

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

Palliative Pain Management Lecture

Nursing Lectures

Pain is a common experience for almost all patients receiving palliative care in the United Kingdom (UK). Pain can be significant...

Last modified: 19th Oct 2021

End of Life Care Essay

Nursing Essays

End of life decision making can be an aspect of concern that is both complex and challenging for the aged population. Accordingly, the elderly deal with diverse ailments that may impactful on the rational decision making....

Last modified: 22nd Apr 2021

Palliative Care for Cancer Patients | Literature Review

Nursing Literature Reviews

Various researches have raised the need for palliative care for cancer patients besides the treatment that they receive from their respective hospitals....

Last modified: 24th Mar 2021

Analysis of Physician Views Towards End-of-Life Care

Nursing Essays

It has been estimated that more than 15 million people will suffer cancer worldwide by 2020(1). According to the report by Ministry of Health, over 30000 people die because of cancer...

Last modified: 22nd Dec 2020

Palliative Care Situation Reflection

Reflective Essays

Reflective practice enables nurses to critically review their actions through a process of thoughtful deliberation about past experiences, in order to learn from them....

Last modified: 29th Oct 2020

The Role of the Social Worker in Palliative Care

Nursing Essays

As a result of the ageing population, there is an increasing need for specialist palliative care. Whilst it used to only be available to people with cancer, it is now being made available for other illnesses such as AIDS/HIV, motor neurone disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other life-threatening conditions....

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

Improving Communication Skills to Enhance Palliative Care

Nursing Essays

The communication skills in the healthcare environment are very important. In these days, the biggest issue in the medical profession is the lack of communication skills. When a patient is at the end of life process, good communication will be an essential to deliver the importance of the sickness...

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

Palliative Care Nursing Reflection

Reflective Essays

In this reflective account I wish to concentrate on the peoples priorities for the people of Scotland outlined within this document, the ultimate aim is to provide the highest quality of care....

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

Physical and Psychological Domains of Palliative Care

Nursing Essays

Taking care of critically ill patients is challenging task and it needs proficiency. It’s very difficult to handle a family and terminally ill patient without any proper knowledge. To solve the problems and handle the difficult situation during palliative care is proper training and knowledge about palliative care. ...

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

The philosophy and principals of palliative care

Nursing Essays

The philosophy and principals of palliative care are well established in many countries. The author of this assignment will look at this development and critically analyse the development of the palliative care concept and examine the impact of these developments in the provision of palliative care services to patients and families in Ireland....

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

Palliative Care and Quality of Life Essay

Nursing Essays

Palliative care goals are much more than comfort in dying and focusing on relief from physical and psychological suffering, provide psychological and spiritual care and support family by rehabilitate the individual’s ...

Last modified: 27th Aug 2020

Role and Significance of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA) 2003

Nursing Essays

Introduction Healthcare sector has become the most crucial yet effective sector in this 21st century as advancement of the healthcare means has increased the possibility of positive outcomes and has d...

Last modified: 8th Jun 2020

End-of-Life Care for Individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Nursing Essays

 This paper explores the intersection of individuals who struggle with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and how palliative or end-of-life care is administered.  This exploration w...

Last modified: 28th May 2020

Application of Perspective of Health and Illness to Case Study

Nursing Essays

1. How do the lenses provided by psychology, biology, sociology and the life course help you to understand your own healthcare practice in this case? 2. How did the multidisciplinary team working help...

Last modified: 28th May 2020

Case Study of Anxiety and Pain Management in Palliative Care

Nursing Case Studies

Anxiety experiences different in everyone in different times, it’s a normal response to actual danger, promoting the body through stimulating of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system wi...

Last modified: 13th Feb 2020

Case Study of Palliative Care for Bowel Cancer

Nursing Case Studies

Mrs Cheng has a 2 years history of bowel cancer recently being complicated by liver metastases. Doctors had given her a prognosis of about one month left to live. She is admitted to the medical ward f...

Last modified: 13th Feb 2020