Palliative care.

  title={Palliative care.},
  author={Sherman Folland},
  journal={Nursing management},
  volume={6 10},
  • Sherman Folland
  • Published in Nursing management 2000
  • Medicine
  • What differentiates ‘palliative care’ from ‘just good care’ is the awareness that a person’s mortality has started to influence clinical and / or personal decision making. However, palliative care is not synonymous with death – it is about the care of someone who is alive, someone who still has hours, days, months, or years remaining in their life, and about optimising wellbeing in those circumstances. Palliative care is provided regardless of diagnosis – cancer, organ failure or old age and it… CONTINUE READING

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