Optimising palliative and end-of-life care within care home settings.

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Mitchell, G and Twycross, AM (2015). Optimising palliative and end-of-life care within care home settings. Evidence-Based Nursing. 19 (4).
AuthorsMitchell, G and Twycross, AM
Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.1 Globally, it is estimated that every year over 20 million people will require palliative care at the end of life. Of these 69% are adults over 60 years.

KeywordsHumans; Palliative Care; Terminal Care; Advance Care Planning; Home Health Nursing; Advance Care Planning; Home Health Nursing; Humans; Palliative Care; Terminal Care; 1103 Clinical Sciences
Year2015
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Journal citation19 (4)
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
ISSN1468-9618
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1136/eb-2015-102280
Publication dates
Print15 Dec 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Jul 2017
Accepted15 Dec 2015
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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