The Health Of Palliative Care Essay

1104 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
I am coming to understand more and more the difference in care that is required for a client who focus of care is palliative compared to someone who health focus is maintenance of illness or cure of illness or injury. In my practice experience at KBRH I have had the opportunity to care for both palliative and non-palliative clients and not only recognize the shift in care, but the understanding around the different types of care. Particularly in the shift to palliative. For example where pain medications are given in greater dose and longer term without concern for addiction or tolerance, or where family may need more care and teaching than the clients, particularly at the end.
The focus comfort through emotional support, physical positioning, strategic and competent use of medications and other nursing interventions to maintain quality of life and dignity of the person to ultimately relive suffering during remaining life and for a good death.
Another key point in this SIM was that of the focus on the mental health in palliative care. I cannot myself comprehend what a person may be experiencing after finding out they their life now has an expiry date much sooner than anticipated. Understanding that this change in a person’s life can greatly affect their emotional wellness and quality of life can help plan out what priorities are most important in providing care for an individual who focus is no longer on fighting illness about but on comfort, emotional…

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