Thursday, 17 July 2008

Understanding palliative nursing care

Understanding palliative nursing care.
Full text available at ProQuest
The Journal of practical nursing, Spring 2008, vol. 58, no. 1
p. 6-9; quiz 10-1
Palliative care is care that is given to patients and their significant others who are experiencing life-threatening or life- altering illnesses by providing emotional, spiritual, and physical support. Patients can continue to receive aggressive medical treatment while receiving palliative care and recovery is possible. Pain control is a top priority in palliative care. Non- pharmacological interventions have also been shown to be effective in palliative care as well. Palliative care is truly a holistic, collaborative practice engaging many disciplines in the care of the patient and their love ones.

No comments: