Palliative care

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  • Palliative Patients

    that more than one third of all deaths occur in the hospital setting (2011). However, most patients who die in the hospital setting do not receive palliative care (Imhof, Kaskie, & Wyatt, 2007). In their 2007 article “Finding the way to a better death: an evaluation of palliative care referral tools” Imhof, Kaskie and Wyatt assert that palliative care allows patients to experience a good death; a death in which pain and symptoms are better managed, and patients receive the emotional, spiritual…

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  • Tragic Saturday Analysis

    The Tragic Saturday Working in palliative care, I have been by the bedside of many dying patients; I have been there for their last breath. Comforting families while they grieve is hard, but rewarding. I am often told by friends and family that they could not do what I do and that I have a gift. This gift, the ability to care for others when they are no longer able to care for themselves, is what made the decision to move my father-in-law, Harald, into our home an easy one. After being…

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  • Partnership Working

    Palliative care can be complex and sensitive. Health professionals should be trained in communication skills such as breaking bad news (NCI, 2015). The health professional who delivers the news of the diagnoses should be the person who takes charge of the patient’s treatment, palliative care and any other contact with the patient to keep continuity (Okamura, 1997). With palliative care sometimes the family and friends tend to take charge especially…

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  • Organ Donation Ethical Dilemmas

    Certain cultural groups, such as some Orthodox Jews and Shintos have strong aversions to tampering with dead bodies. This is a challenge for the healthcare professionals as this may hinder the care of the patient. According to the 2010 survey by Fugate mentioned in the article Organ Donation after Circulatory Death (2011), there is a wide discrepancy between hospital on criteria for DCD and nearly half do not have a clear definition of what determines…

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  • Case Study Hospice

    comfort, dignity and help reduce the suffering that the patient and his family is enduring. Since hospice is a medical based service, many medical professionals, doctors, nurses, therapists, aides as well as case workers are employed to provide the best care possible at the end of someone’s life. Since the terminally ill are provided medical services, there are certain rules and regulations they must follow according to Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies. A challenge comes when you are…

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  • Pros And Cons Of VSED And PAS

    swirls around general PAS. “VSED is currently not part of standard of care in the United States, and in many other countries” (Jansen, 2015, P. 410). Because of this, physicians are not obligated to educate or even inform patients of this option. Jansen…

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  • Hospice Care Ethical Issues Essay

    There are many ethical issues that are unique to providing Hospice care. Recent health care efforts aimed at supporting individuals facing advanced illness are marked by debate over the right to die and assisted suicide. Palliative Sedation therapy to unconsciousness is considered to be controversial as unconsciousness is the intended goal of sedation rather than a side effect. Medications are increased rapidly over minutes and hours to achieve unconsciousness and left at that level until death…

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  • A Vulnerable Population

    Currently, patients facing a terminal illness spend their final days either at home, at a hospital or in hospice care. A terminally ill patient’s treatment may be based on their insurance. After treatment options have been exhausted, there are not many options left for the terminally ill. Terminally ill may either receive aggressive treatment, palliative care, or pain control. However, there is no way of knowing how a terminally ill patient’s last days will be. Consequently, many terminally…

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  • Assisted Suicide: A Case Study

    concerned with being reliant on outside care services (Ohnsorge, 2014, p. 6). Independent people grow up making decisions about life everyday. It is people with these same personality attributes like being hesitant to lose self-control, an unwillingness to ask for assistance in everyday task…

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  • Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide Argumentative Analysis

    Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses that focus on relief from an illness’ associated symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a serious illness, no matter what the diagnosis is (Materstvedt, 2003). This kind of care can address and potentially change many of the factors involved in individual request for assisted suicide by providing respect, careful attention, and open and sensitive communication in the…

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