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Care of dying patients

19 November 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of the care required by patients in the last 48-72 hours of life, as well as the support required by carers.

Place of death: Hobson’s Choice or patient choice?

01 May 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

The place of final care for patients with terminal illness is influenced more by resource availability than patient choice. Resources are not consistently available...

Cancer in midlife: care and hope

01 September 2003

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

This article outlines the issues and nursing strategies in caring for a patient with cancer, in relation to their position on the life span continuum. The author...

The management of nausea and vomiting in palliative care

03 November 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

For patients with terminal illness, nausea and vomiting can be very distressing symptoms and can have a negative effect on their quality of life. This article...

The management of breathlessness in palliative care

16 October 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

Breathlessness poses a significant problem in cancer care. Tanya Andrewes provides an overview of this symptom and discusses strategies for management.

Wound management in palliative care

15 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the challenges nurses face when caring for patients with wounds in a palliative care context. Combining the principles of effective wound...

Driving end-of-life care into the community

13 October 2008

Primary Health Care

Care

The battery was playing up just after Ann Smits was given the new van. It meant that an interior canopy could not be extended to come out at the side. But it didn’t...

Wound management in palliative care

25 October 2006

Primary Health Care

Clinical terminal care

This article explores the challenges nurses face when caring for patients with wounds in a palliative care context. Combining the principles of effective wound...

managing delirium in the palliative care of older people

01 June 2002

Nursing Older People

General

When close to death, many people seem to experience restlessness, agitation or acute mental confusion but this experience is not well understood. Nurses witness this...

Dependency scoring in palliative care

25 October 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical palliative care

This article describes the development and implementation of a dependency rating tool for a palliative care unit. The author details how dependency scores were used...