End-Of-Life Care

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  • End of Life Care

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    century the options for end of life care is innumerable; nursing homes, hospices, outpatient nurses, live-in aides, family support, etc. are just a few of the possible choices. Techniques and approaches regarding end of life are similar: there is surgical care; there is palliative care, living wills, euthanasia, artificial organs/replacement, “full code” as opposed to “DNR” in hospitals, etc. While some argue that more options can be overwhelming, the quality of life and end of life solutions are undisputedly

  • End of Life Care

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    grieving processes at various stages in life. Through this understanding, you will be able to assist family members and loved ones, as well as your dying patient to achieve a more peaceful death. Let us first look at adults and grieving. Here the relationship with the decedent is a primary factor in the grieving process. When parents experience the loss of a child, it is considered the “most difficult of deaths” (Leming & Dickinson, 2011, p. 492). The cycle of life dictates that the older shall die

  • Religion in End of Life Care

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    whole, the specifics of this idea vary, and as a nurse, understanding of this must be achieved to successfully care for a patient. Hospitals are already known to have a depressing effect on patients, then added onto that are patients who are suffering from acute or terminal illnesses. Their pain in many ways, gets passed on to the nurses who have gotten close with them through the care, with the nurses then trying to reciprocate with comfort and support. Hospitals were developed from religion, emerging

  • Essay On End Of Life Care

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    Everyone in the world will come to a point in their life that they are approaching death. Some people never see death coming. Every day people are involved in car accidents and never would have thought they wouldn’t make it through the day. However, as people approach old age they start to realize when their bodies are not what they used to be. As people approach the end of their lives different tasks and decisions need to be addressed with their loved ones and family members. Some decisions that

  • Japanese End-of-Life Care

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    End-of-life care refers to a type of health care given to patients that are in their final stages of life, and is also given to patients who suffer terminal illness that can no longer be cured. In Japan, end-of-life care is a government program due to high rates of elderly people. According to statistics conducted by the University of Denver, 25.2% of Japan’s population is composed of elders. This means that there are low birth rates in the country. So, there are norms in Japan

  • Ethics for End of Life Care

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    In the article Ethics for End of Life Care, Jos V.M Welie introduces the case of Terri Schiavo. Schiavo has a medical condition called PVS or “persistent vegetative state.” The main question imposed is whether or not treatment for her should be continued with a bleak chance of recovery. This directly leads into the next issue of the role that medical treatment and technology have in the final days of life. How do we decide what treatments should be used for which patients? Today, the majority of

  • Persuasive Essay On End Of Life Care

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    End of life care is an important aspect to the health care field. According to the 60 minutes video, the U.S spends around 55 million dollars yearly to provide end of life services to its citizens. Many citizens may feel that the money spent is not being used in the most cost effective way. The U.S use the tax payers and Medicare money to pay for end of care services. Funds that are considered to be a waste in end of life care could be useful in other areas; such as research, finding cures, and continuing

  • Essay On End Of Life Care Plan

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    The care of patients at the end of their live should be as humane and respectful to help them cope with the accompanying prognosis of the end of their lives. The reality of this situation is that all too often, the care a patient receives at the end of their life is quite different and generally not performed well. The healthcare system of the United States does not perform well within the scope of providing the patient with by all means a distress and pain free palliative or hospice care plan

  • Adolescents and the Choice of End of Life Care

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    their choice concerning end of life care. The first section will be adolescent centered and will help to provide a backbone to reinforce the choices they legally should be able to make using their right to autonomy. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Institute of Medicine did a very helpful study, that is pro adolescent choice that will be discussed in the first section of the paper. The second section will focus on Paternalism and the ethics behind the health care team making the ultimate

  • End Of Life Care Case Study

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    to the nurses and physician that he is refusing life sustaining treatment and already sign the document stating that he refuse. Definition of The Problem Identification of the Problem Christopher has not accept his uncle’s medical condition and does not want his uncle to die. Christopher is praying every day that his uncle gets better, but his medical condition continues to progress. When his uncles asked the physician and nurses that he refuse life sustaining treatment, Christopher began to weep