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LeadSA: Hospice Palliative care takes care of many in need

CapeTalk - Aug 24, 2016
The general perception is that hospices are for the end of life care, but palliative care is appropriate before people reaching various stages of illness. Dr Liz Gwyther, CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Association in SA says its not only about clinical ...

Paramedics treating patients at home eases end-of-life journey, caregiver says

CBC.ca - Aug 24, 2016
She called 911 and told the dispatcher her father was a palliative care patient, and even though he wasn't officially enrolled in the program, two paramedics came to the house. They stayed with her father for a couple of hours. They were "very ...

Palliative care gets a 'D' in Canada

CBC.ca (blog) - Aug 22, 2016
Many studies and reports have documented a lack of palliative care services in Canada. According to the 2015 Quality of Death Index report prepared by the Economist magazine's Intelligence Unit, Canada ranks 18 out of 80 nations in availability of ...

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Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7e

by: Barbara Cherry DNSc MBA RN NEA-BC, Susan R. Jacob PhD MSN RN

Thoroughly prepare for the rapidly evolving world of nursing with Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management, 7th Edition. Expert authors Barbara Cherry and Susan Jacob combine their own expertise from both academics and practice as they cover the relevant issues affecting today’s nurses. In 28 chapters, including a new chapter on palliative care, this comprehensive new edition takes readers through the evolution of nursing, the role of the nurse today, safe and effective decision-making, collaboration and communication, leadership, job opportunities, and a number of timely issues affecting healthcare and nursing practice today.
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CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2017

by: Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee, Michael W. Rabow

This #1 annual internal medicine and clinical practice guide turns the latest research into improved patient outcomes – now fully updated and revised.

Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, .
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Death, Society, and Human Experience

by: Robert J. Kastenbaum

Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market.
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A Day in the Life: Palliative Care Nurse

Emily Yap is a palliative care nurse for Hospis Malaysia. Part of Emily's job includes the relieving and preventing the suffering of her patients. She explains that ...

Palliative Care: YOU Are a BRIDGE

This video animation compares palliative care to the foundation of a bridge. While illness may weaken the foundation, the palliative care team provides a ...

Palliative Care: What Is It And Who Is It For?

This short video explains what palliative care is and what palliative care teams do to help those with serious illness.

What is Palliative Care?


Introduction to palliative care

Palliative Care is a comparatively recently developed speciality, focusing on caring for patients with terminal illness. This 25 minute introduction looks at the ...