Palliative care training to improve outcomes for organ failure patients.

  • Published 2007 in Nursing older people

Abstract

Palliative treatment for people with heart disease or dementia may be hindered by lack of awareness of the proximity of death. Of those who died in hospital, 55 per cent of caregivers felt that symptom control was good but 14 per cent thought pain had not been controlled and 45 per cent reported uncontrolled dyspnoea. A further problem was that, despite… (More)

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