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Bereavement

Inge B. Corless.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 10957 words.

This chapter emphasizes grief and loss as universal experiences occurring across the life span. It illustrates, through case examples, that as illness advances patients and their families...

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The challenge of patients with heart failure (HF): barriers to accessing supportive and palliative care

Miriam Johnson, Karen Hogg, James Beattie and Max Watson.

in Heart Failure

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine. 2312 words.

Heart failure is a major public health problem, which is escalating due to the ageing population, improved survival from acute cardiac events and the beneficial impact of secondary...

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Cultural Considerations in Palliative Care

Polly Mazanec and Joan Panke.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 8193 words.

Quality palliative care requires attention to patient and family cultural values, practices, and beliefs. Culture is shown to consist of connections, not separation. It encompasses multiple...

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Hip fractures and dementia: clinical decisions for the future

Eswaran Waran and Leeroy William.

in Oxford Medical Case Reports

P ublished online February 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Emergency Medicine; Palliative Medicine; Geriatric Medicine. 1471 words.

Severe dementia is a life-limiting condition; hip fractures are more common in patients who have dementia. This study outlines the case of a 92-year-old female with severe dementia who...

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Planning for the Actual Death

Patricia Berry and Julie Griffie.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 11125 words.

The nurse provides much of the care and support to patients and families throughout the disease trajectory and is the profession most likely to be present at the time of death. This chapter...

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Sexuality

Marianne Matzo.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 8789 words.

As patients draw close to the end of life, their needs, hopes, and concerns remain intact as in any other stage of their life. This chapter highlights sexuality as an integral part of the...

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Supporting Families in Palliative Care

Rose Steele and Betty Davies.

in Social Aspects of Care

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nursing. 9538 words.

This chapter addresses family-centered care as central to the philosophy of palliative care. It describes illness as being incorporated into every aspect of family life. Family and illness...

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