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District nurses are often faced with difficulties when patients with dementia lack the capacity to express how they feel and the family has to make end-of-life decisions for the sufferer. Although 25% of palliative care is concerned with controlling physical symptoms, health professionals are sometimes faced with challenges when one comorbidity masks(More)
Ensuring patient choice and dignity are priorities in providing high quality end of life care. This artide discusses the importance of psychosocial care when patients receive a terminal diagnosis, and the district nurse's role in ensuring their choices about place of death are respected. It examines some of the dilemmas nurses may face in respecting(More)
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