Palliative medicine

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  • Differences Between Euthanasia And Physician Assisted Suicide

    Physician assisted suicide is a relatively new topic that is causing a lot of discussion about the ethics and legal right for a person to choose to end their life. This continues to be a controversial topic in the healthcare field because research and medicine are evolving constantly, bringing about changes in societies view on death. As a member in the healthcare field it is important to explore alternatives for ones end of life care and understand the perspectives that society comprises about physician assisted suicide. It is important to first define the differences between euthanasia, physician assisted suicide (PSA) and palliative care as they have some similarities, but their implications are vastly different. Euthanasia is defined as, “a physician (or other person) intentionally killing a person by the administration of drugs at that person’s voluntary and competent request.” (Palliative Medicine, 2016, p. 108). Euthanasia can either be…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Death With Dignity

    months left to live and could end up debilitating quickly from a terminal disease, what would you do? Would you go for hospice, palliative care, pain management, or would you consider death with dignity. Death with dignity is something some are not aware of this; as it is legal in only three states, legal with court approved in three states, eleven states considering it, twelve states considered it but did not pass the legislation, and eleven states with no activity with death with dignity.…

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  • Terminally Ill

    Losing someone unexpectedly hurts but when you have a loved one in hospice care the hurt is indescribable. Reading the article, “when a loved one is terminally ill” gives insight with dealing with death. The writer reminds us just because a person is in hospice doesn’t mean they are going to die that moment. The writer describes it as “time stopping” once the diagnosis has been given, as family members we refuse to believe that this is the end. The article helps give guidance, with the…

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  • Malpractice Research Paper

    just be avoided. Now that may sound heartless but, in the end, emotional pain is what kills us all. How could the legalization of euthanasia come to be? The controversy isn’t about answering the patient’s death wish, it’s basically allowing malpractice to be legal. Malpractice is committed worldwide just about every day, so why not legalize it; with official papers of course. It’s up to the patient to do what they want with their life, so if they want to end the pain of a disease or other…

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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 ill…

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  • Nursing Case Study: Estelle's Plan Of Care

    Estelle is unable to move and therefore increasing her risk of potentially acquiring pressure ulcers or skin tears. Although the compromise of skin integrity is not always inevitable in a patient who are undergoing palliative care (Matzo & Sherman, 2015) interventions must be set in place to prevent this issue. These may include having the nurse complete daily skin assessments to evaluate the integrity and intervene early if any signs are noted that could indicate a potential risk factor.…

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  • Terminally Ill Inmates: Documentary Analysis

    1. I do think terminally ill inmates should be addressed by correctional facilities with programs such as hospice care, especially those prisons who have a significant population of aged offenders; for example, Angola has 85% of its population already aging. Programs that address terminally ill patients, such as the hospice program, do not only benefit the patient, but also the inmate who volunteers and the nurses; it allows for the inmate to stop thinking in selfish ways because he is now…

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  • Assisted Suicide: A Case Study

    This information should include whether assisted suicide is right for them. There should be education in what palliative care is and what receiving palliative care looks like realistically. According to Gamondi (2013, p.4) terminal patients that are interested in assisted suicide did not even want to talk with care staff regarding their decision. Patients were also scared to use pain medication for fear of drug addiction and a belief that it will prohibit the decision making process.…

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  • Legalization Of Physician Assisted Suicide

    options, even if they include physician assisted suicide. Once palliative…

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  • Home Hospice Care: A Case Study

    Palliative medicine and Hospice care have become increasingly important in the age of modern medicine. That said the transition to hospice care could be a confusing, emotional, experience for both the patient and the caregiver. There has become increasing awareness of this issue, which is evident in the amount of hospital readmissions of hospice patients. Researchers addressed this issue with an article titled “Rehospitalization of Older Adults Discharged to Home Hospice Care,” (Goldenheim et…

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