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Understanding the Dying Process in Palliative Care

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Death is a normal part of the life cycle. As a health worker or professional, it should be viewed as an honour and privilege to be part of the care provided to a person who is dying, and their loved ones. When caring for someone at the end of their life, it is important to know what to expect.

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Death is a normal part of the life cycle. As a health worker or professional, it should be viewed as an honour and privilege to be part of the care provided to a person who is dying, as well as their loved ones. When caring for someone at the end of their life, it is important to know what to expect during death. In this article, we will look at the physical and emotional changes that occur during the dying process and provide tips on how to care for a patient who is dying with dignity, respect and compassion.

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Lakvinder SINGH
22 Apr 2021
Easy to follow with great reference reading lusts. Thank you
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Rani Santangelo
22 Jun 2021
Very informative, quick session
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Jane Ulrik
17 Sep 2021
Very good update.
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Leanne Ayles
26 Apr 2021
Excellent resource of understanding the Dying process in Palliative Care.
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Tamika Mayes
03 Jun 2021
good read!!
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Kristina Tita
16 Oct 2021
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Athena Tso
30 Aug 2021
This is a good article about recognising signs of death and ways to cope. Very informative
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Lauren Roberts
20 Apr 2021
Excellent resource
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Kathleen McLennan
20 Apr 2021
This is a good recap on palliative care, relative for the aged care sector. It is also a good learning resource for new nurses.
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Michelle Read
15 Aug 2021
Concise, and informative
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