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  • Hospice Importance

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    The Importance of Hospice Care Death is a universal truth. Hospice reduces the suffering associated with death. Hospice is considered the philosophy and model for quality, compassionate care to terminally ill patients. Patients accepted into a hospice program usually have a prognosis of less than six months to live (Potter, Perry, Stockert & Hall, 2017, p. 761). Hospice provides skilled medical care, pain management, emotional, and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s needs and wishes. The

  • Right to Die

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    The word “Euthanasia” originates from the Greek language and translated it means good “death”. Today, it is the act of ending another person’s life at their request, to minimize their suffering. There is much debate on whether this practice should be legal and the moral implications behind this choice. If you have the right to live, should you also have the right to choose how you die? Support for euthanasia has been dated back to the Ancient Greek and Roman cultures in 16th century. Today, only

  • Behavioral Economics Essay

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    economic concepts that help researchers analyze and forecast patient or physician behavior. Behavioral economics has neumerous applications in the medical care field and these ideas can be used to create better health outcomes and stronger policies. I will be observing the economic issue of asymmetric information in certain spaces in the medical care field. According to the standard economic theory decision makers are fully informed have rational preferences with the aim to maximize utility. Behavioral

  • Importance Of Of The 6cs ' Compassion And Communication Are Exhibited Through The Delivery Of Palliative Care

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    discuss the importance of how two elements of ‘The 6Cs’ compassion and communication are exhibited through the delivery of palliative care to patients. In addition to this the assignment will explore conflicting information on the opinions of the two concepts, and develop a detailed conclusion with the materials and research displayed within the context. The 6Cs are care, communication, competence, commitment, courage and compassion. The purpose for The 6Cs coming into force for all healthcare staff

  • Hospice and Palliative Care: Nursing Roles

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    palliative care nursing are both considered end of life care. However, hospice nursing is typically given to patients with a terminal illness and who have less than six months to live. Palliative care is typically given to patients with a life threatening illness, and is used to increase the patient’s quality of life. Choosing a nursing career in either hospice or palliative care can be extremely difficult, but will provide an opportunity for great personal growth. At times, an end-of-life caregiver

  • Examples And Disadvantages Of Euthanasia

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    originates from the Greek language meaning ‘good death’ or ‘gentle and easy death’ (The Life Resources Charitable Trust, 2011). Euthanasia is the deliberate and intentional act of one person to end another’s life to relieve that persons suffering. There are three different types of euthanasia; voluntary, non-voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary euthanasia is at the request of a competent person to end their life. Non-voluntary euthanasia is performed and the person is not competent. Involuntary euthanasia

  • Essay On Community Nursing

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    This is further corroborated by Ingleton et al (2011), who believed that the need for community-based palliative and end of life care will increase rapidly over the course of the next 20 years because of increasing emphasis on shifting the delivery of care out of the hospital and into primary care which invariably leads to changes in the role of Community Nurses and in the demands on their time. Consequently, the above mentioned changes will place tremendous pressure on community nursing services

  • Advanced Care Planning

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    The Public Health Imperative measures the quality of life of an individual during times of severe chronic illness. This health imperative is characterized by: the potential to prevent suffering caused by the illness, major impact, and high burden. In the recent past is has become evident that care for older people, who have potential to become terminally ill, must be focused on. The types of patients may also lose the capability to make some of their most important decisions which include actions

  • The Pros And Cons Of Active And Passive Euthanasia

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    are simply letting someone die. Regarding humanity, the more humane thing to do regarding death would be to allow a person to end their life in the most comfortable way, meaning as painlessly, and as quickest as possible, which would entail less suffering. In the hospital setting, passive euthanasia is permissible. This includes withholding/withdrawing medical treatment, life-sustaining equipment, as well as water/nutrition. By doing this the patient suffers greatly before death, as he/she withers

  • Treatment or Not for Criticallly Ill

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    often come across the patients who are critically ill and their chances to sustain life are very less. In these cases it is very important for the patient and their families to make a decision whether to continue the treatment or not. This paper is based on this topic inspired by the study conducted (by Lind, R et al., 2013) on the patients who were critically ill and the involvement of their families in end-of-life decision. The purpose of this paper is to implement the findings, found in this study