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    Keeping End Of Life Care

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    Introduction Bringing end-of-life care back into the community, specifically into-home, is a patient centered and cost effective option which provides an essentially holistic and comfortable environment for the dying and their families. The purpose of this paper will be to examine how bringing end-of-life care back into the community positively impacts patients, their families, the nurses in charge of their care and the relationships that are facilitated as well as provide an overview of the cost

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    because palliative care is often considered a form of end-of-life care. Palliative care is a treatment that can be used for patients who suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases while receiving curative treatment. (Horowitz, Grambling & Quill, 2014) purposely states the misconceptions of palliative care and advocated for seriously ill patients that education must bring under control the misconceptions. Some patients do not receive appropriate symptom management because the palliative care treatment needed

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    Essay Religion in End of Life Care

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    whole, the specifics of this idea vary, and as a nurse, understanding of this must be achieved to successfully care for a patient. Hospitals are already known to have a depressing effect on patients, then added onto that are patients who are suffering from acute or terminal illnesses. Their pain in many ways, gets passed on to the nurses who have gotten close with them through the care,

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    Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Care Affecting Nurses As nurses we deal with end-of-life care (EOLC) ethical issues on a daily basis in our practice, yet we often fail to identify and recognize how this issues affect nurses. Jameton (1984) describes moral distress as “when one knows the right thing to do, but institutional restraints make it nearly impossible to pursue the right course of action.” Jameton (1984) also identified that nurses often seem unaware of moral distress experience in themselves

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    Improving End of Life Care in the ICU A literature review conducted by Crowe (2017) examines the role of ICU nurses in providing high quality end of life care in the ICU. He states that palliative nursing in the ICU is de-emphasized due to an increased focus on curative treatment. Four major themes have been identified that contribute to the poor management of critically ill patients needing palliative support. These themes include decision-making challenges, barriers, obtaining support and formation

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    Death comes to all in the end, shrouded in mystery, occasionally bringing with it pain, and while some may welcome its finality, others may fight it with every ounce of their strength. Humans have throughout the centuries created death rituals to bring them peace and healing after the death of a loved one. Deaths were a form of social event, when families and loved ones would gather around the bed of the dying, offering emotional support and comfort. Myth, religion, and tradition would combine

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    End Of Life Care

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    Providing End-of-Life Care Introduction End-of-life care can be defined as the care of a patient from the moment healthcare team members have doubts about the purpose of life-sustaining treatment until the care for family after death of the patient (Noome, 2016). Caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses is extraordinarily challenging. When caring for a patient in their last days, nurses may encounter legal aspects of care that they may not be familiar with. The main objectives of this

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    End Of Life Care

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    End of Life Care: How Hospice Makes a Difference Facing the end of life is frightening for many people, especially if it is unexpected or sudden. For the majority of people, however, death is not instantaneous and can be slow and painful. For patients in this situation, an alternative to receiving palliative care and extraordinary measures to prolong life is the use of hospice care. Hospice care has been constructed to provide supportive care in the final phases of terminal illnesses and centers

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    End-of-Life Care

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    actions of a clinician such as a trial of therapy (Schlairet, 2013). Providers may propose a trial of therapy for an impaired patient that may offer greater clarity as to whether or not the patient is end stage or has a likely positive outcome. An agreement to neither intensify nor expand critical care interventions should accompany the trial if the patient’s condition weakens. A transfer of patient by the surrogate decision maker may be another potential solution. (Schlairet, 2013). A surrogate

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    Care at the end of life

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    Care at the end of life Leah Brown HCS/545 October 31, 2013 Valerie Platt Care at the end of life It is a fact that humans are born to die. What was once considered a natural part of life has changed to an experience that may be more painful for the patient, family, and caregivers due to the advances in medical care. New procedures have allowed life to be extended longer than ever before. The question is: has the dying experience improved

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