Palliative care

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  • Reflection On Palliative Care

    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…

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  • Hospice Palliative Care Goals

    develop my own principles of hospice palliative care that correlate with me to incorporate it in my practice. Measurable Outcome (s): (How will you and others know when you have reached your goal?) This is measurable by creating my own principles of hospice palliative care by completing the strategies I have listed. I will seek for feedback from my peers, and instructor through class discussions and assignments. I will evaluate myself through reflections and revising my principles list.…

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  • Palliative Care Model

    sickness (Palliative care NSW, 2012). In this direction, therefore, one of the most appropriate ways through which these illnesses can be solved is by employing the palliative care in addressing the problems that such patients and their families may be going through. As such, there is the need to have a better understanding of palliative care and the role that it plays in ensuring that the healthcare wants…

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  • Palliative Care: The Importance Of Palliative Care

    throughout the programme module and work experience. Palliative care is an approach to care focusing on promoting comfort through relieving pain while a person is facing a life threatening illness. The palliative care approach is guided by the gaols chosen by the patient and family and by accepted standards of health care. Along with enhancing quality of life, palliative care also integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care as well as using a team approach to address the…

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  • Palliative Care

    1.1 Introduction Palliative care in South Africa was recognised towards the end of the 1970s primarily in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth (Sithole, 2012:7). In 1979, Dame Cecily Saunders (founder of palliative care in the United Kingdom) aided the formation of hospice programmes in South Africa and the initial hospice programmes were based on the United Kingdom model (Sithole, 2012:7). Fourteen hospices in South Africa came together to form a national association called the…

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  • Importance Of Communication In Palliative Care

    In the dictionary, quality is defined as the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind (Oxford Dictionaries | English, 2017). On the other hand palliative care is a team which provides for the seriously ill patients with care till their end of life. In my point of view, quality palliative care is whereby the palliative team should provide the best of care for patients during their final moments in this world. In addition palliative care improves the quality of…

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  • Life Quality Factors In Palliative Care

    Within this section I will be describing how the life quality factors (LQF) and caring skills are being provided for children by nurses and doctors working on a paediatric palliative care unit. I will also look at possible ways in which children may be treated negatively by the different job roles found on the wards and the potential barriers that might prevent the children from being treated well. How the palliative care unit meets children’s life quality factors Psychological 1. Occupation –…

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  • Palliative Care Philosophy

    Discuss the philosophy and principles of palliative care: Palliative Care Palliative care is to care for patients and their families, it is to improve the quality of life for the patient. This is for someone that would have a life threating illness. This is used to prevent and relive patients from pain and suffering. End of life care End of life care is said to be the last year of life, this is depending on the person and the type of condition they would have it can be difficult to give an…

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  • The Importance Of Palliative Care

    The World Health Organisation states that palliative care “improves the quality of life of patients and families through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems physical psychological and spiritual.” (World Health Organisation, 2010). Palliative care is considered when an adult or child has an advanced disease which is not curable. (Kuebler, al, 2007). Palliative care encompasses the patient…

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  • Essay On Palliative Care

    Health care costs a lot and it is an enormous threat to the health care system. According to Gawande (2010), a lot of medical spending is linked to the terminally ill. The outcome of patient’s care can be improved with palliative care. This care is focused on helping patients achieve optimal quality of life. Palliation is not a cure for the patient’s disease, but it reduces the unwanted effects (Cole and Kuebler, 2013). Nursing school has increased my knowledge on how important hospice and…

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