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Care of the dying patient: the last hours or days of life.
Evidence based guidelines on symptom control, psychological support, and bereavement are available to facilitate a “good death”
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: a view from an EAPC Ethics Task Force
In 1991, a debate at the European Parliament on euthanasia stimulated discussion at all levels in Europe. Subsequently, the Board of Directors of the EAPC organised a working session together with
Assessing undergraduate palliative care education: validity and reliability of two scales examining perceived efficacy and outcome expectancies in palliative care
Two assessment scales were identified: the Self‐efficacy in Palliative Care Scale (SEPC) (assessing efficacy in communication, patient management and multiprofessional teamworking) and the Thanatophobia Scale (Thanatophobia), and the psychometric properties of these scales were examined.
Dehydration and the dying patient.
Nurses' perceptions of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient in the acute hospital setting.
The results suggest that the nurses have generally found that the LCP had a positive impact on patients, their families and also on nurses and doctors.
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: A white paper from the European Association for Palliative Care
Main topics of the white paper are concepts and definitions of palliative care, its values and philosophy, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, key issues on the patient and the organizational level.
The Liverpool Care Pathway in hospices: an exploratory study of doctor and nurse perceptions.
The results suggest that despite some initial scepticism the Liverpool Care of the Dying Pathway has a valuable place in the hospice setting according to the doctors and nurses sampled.