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    Factors Affecting Euthanasia

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    Factors Affecting Euthanasia In the September 4 issue of the British. medical journal The Lancet, Canadian researchers report on how dying patients' "will to live" is likely to show "substantial fluctuation" due to changes in both physical and mental factors. Dr. Harvey Chochinov of the University of Manitoba and his colleagues assessed the "will to live" twice daily in 168 mentally competent cancer patients admitted to palliative care, and correlated this with a variety of other factors. The

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    Role of a Palliative Care Nurse

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    things as s... ... middle of paper ... ...elds SM 1990 Narcotic analgaesics: clinical pharmacology and therapeutics. Cancer Nursing 13(1):28-38 Mount B 1993 Whole person care: beyond psychosocial and physical needs. The American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care January/February 28-37 McCaffery M and Beebe A 1989 Assessment Chapter 2. In: Pain: Clinical manual for nursing practice. CV Mosby, Toronto pp6-33 Owens MK and Ehrenreich D 1991 Literature review of nonpharmacological methods

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    Judy's Story by Judy Culter

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    “Judy’s Story” is a beautiful tribute and the honor of a loving daughter caring for her ailing mother. It analyzes the struggle a child goes through caring for an ailing parent and the phases involved in caregiving. Although the stages are valid, the true caregiver burden is reflected in the emotions they emit and the means to deal with them. Having lived through the same struggle myself this past year I am qualified to comment on the stages as well as verify the process from my own perspective.

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    Essay On Hospice

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    The topic discussion on hospice invariably leaves a feeling of inspiration. Additionally, hearing stories on how there are resources provided that offer great care and improve patients end of life quality leaves a feeling of relief that this resource is provided to the community and I become intrigue when hearing the type of care that is offered to hospice patients. To say nothing of, my feelings of inspiration comes from hearing about the role that each person has in hospice, such as the role of a

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    Ethical Issue in Comfort Care

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    Introduction The boundaries of right to die with dignity are hard to determine. Keeping the terminal patient comfortable is the purpose of comfort care, however there could be a very thin line between what we consider terminal sedation and euthanasia. In theory, comfort care is quite different from euthanasia. Keeping the patient comfortable and letting the nature take its course is at the core of comfort measures (Gamliel, 2012). Yet, the line between keeping comfortable and facilitating death is

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    Quantitative Study on a Nursing Issue: A group of researchers led by Venkatesan Prem conducted a research on nurses’ knowledge regarding palliative care. This research was influenced by the fact that inadequate knowledge of a palliative care among these professionals is well-documented across various studies on palliative care. The lack of sufficient knowledge by nurses and other health care professionals regarding this health issue is considered as one of the major hindrances in providing high-quality

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    With life comes death. It is a well-known biological fact that the human body, no matter the individual or the amount of time, will one day begin to wear out and shut down its physiological processes. When that time comes, one hopes that the dying process is quick and painless. It is hard to know whether one’s death will be quick, but with the use of pain management and palliative care, one can rest assured that a painless death is achievable. Leming and Dickinson (2016) highlight palliative care

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    Pain Management as an Ethical Issue The socio-cultural aspects of pain make the assessment and management of pain very complex. One factor complicating delivering appropriate care in relation to pain is individual bias. Far too often, a practitioner ignores the intrinsic or individual nature of pain. Since pain is very subjective, there is a tendency to underestimate it. A case in point is that a provider would not argue against laboratory results showing the need for medication to treat hypertension

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    The mental status of Jonathan has made him competent and capable of making rational decision to any medical intervention or treatment. This gives rise to an ethical dilemma that the hospital staff and Jonathan’s physician may be facing. Jonathan’s autonomy conflicts with his healthcare team’s commitment to do good to him or in providing care in his best interest. The healthcare team or medical staff may encounter more difficulty because the father of Jonathan appears to be supportive with his decision

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    discussed and it concerns hospice care. Hospice care is patient/family centered program which provides compassionate, professional, state-of-the-art physical, emotional, and spiritual care and support for people facing life-limiting illnesses. Indeed, there are many opinions about hospice care. However, by most measures of benefit and cost, hospice has been a successful experiment in end-of life care (Lessons from the Hospice Benefit, 2017, Pg. 58). As a result, I believe that hospice care is very beneficial

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