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21 May 2018

Why All Nurses Should Be Ready to Provide Palliative Care

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It’s interesting that the birth of life is filled with advanced planning and preparation while, unfortunately, the end of life is consumed with reminding people that you have lived. But while it is natural to be afraid, we do not have to be alone. Increasingly, nurses are training in Palliative Care so that proper preparation for our loved one’s survival can be well assisted. It’s Recommended by the AACN The American Association of Colleges of Nursing released the revised Recommendations, Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for End-of-Life Nursing Care of 2015, which identifies nurses as critical partners of quality End of Life care for patients with serious illnesses and their families from the time of diagnosis, across the illness trajectory. High-quality training equips nurses to aid in the mental and emotional stress for the patient and their family. This training is a combination of spiritual-psychosocial health and physical health to assist…

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13 Mar 2017

What Does A Palliative Care Nurse Do?

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Palliative care plays an important role in long-term health care. For individuals who experience symptoms related to pain, disease, and aging, palliative care provides relief that improves their quality of living. Nursing services help patients obtain the palliative care they need for long-term relief from symptoms and an increased sense of well-being and vitality. The following will help you understand what a palliative care nurse does so that you and your loved ones can choose the right services to meet your needs. What Is Palliative Care? The primary purpose of palliative care is to reduce or eliminate symptoms that cause discomfort to patients. Symptoms related to illnesses such as cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s can all lead patients to seek palliative care. Physical and emotional distress can result from these and other illnesses, and palliative care services help patients and their loved ones address all issues related to chronic illness.…

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1 Feb 2017

4 Common Myths About Palliative Care

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When people think of palliative care, they also tend to think of terminal illness. As you will see, this is actually one of the many myths that currently surrounds palliative care. Unfortunately, these devastating myths go on to prevent many people from benefiting from it. Palliative Care Is Only for Those at the End of Their Lives In fact, palliative care actually not only seeks to improve the quality of a person’s life at a variety of different stages of their life and/or illness, but also takes a holistic approach in doing so. This means that palliative care seeks to offer not only physical care such as pain management, but also psychological, social and spiritual care. Even those who are not necessarily at the end of their lives, such as those with illnesses that may shorten life, can benefit from this holistic approach. Palliative Care Doesn’t Give Patients Hope for…

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