• Corpus ID: 44343423

Palliative care.

  title={Palliative care.},
  author={Sherman T. Folland},
  journal={Nursing management},
  volume={6 10},
  • S. Folland
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Nursing management
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…