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A Palliative Approach to Care

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Palliative care is the care approach taken for patients with life-limiting illnesses who have little to no prospect of cure, where the primary aim of treatment is comfort care and quality of life. It is individualised, aiming to alleviate physical, emotional, social and/or spiritual difficulties.

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Palliative care is the care approach taken for patients with life-limiting illnesses who have little to no prospect of cure, where the primary aim of treatment is comfort care and quality of life. This does not necessarily mean stopping medications, treatments and therapies; rather, it involves refocusing goals to minimise any suffering experienced by the patient.

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nina elliott-bullen
24 Feb 2022
helpful provision of resources for those interested in pursuing palliative care
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Sophie Anderson
09 Jun 2020
Excellent refresher for those providing palliative care.
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Jescinta Meloury
06 May 2021
Very useful
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Arlene Bennett
05 Jun 2020
This was good overview of palliative care which clearly delineates the roe of the nurse and the wishes of the patient and their families.
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Donna Murnane
24 Apr 2021
Good paper on palliative care. Informative.
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Suzanne Gilbert
10 Jun 2020
Short and to the point overview of Palliative Care great refresher
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Ian Buttsworth
13 Jun 2020
An excellent quick read.
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joanne suridge
03 Jun 2020
Good Resource. Reinforced our obligations of our responsibility to our clients and their families to fulfill their wishes and promote their best care within our scope of practice using multiple teams.
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Elizabeth Buckingham
10 Jun 2020
I work in a specialized palliative care unit . It’s good to compare what resources are available in palliative care
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Sophie Lloyd
04 Jun 2020
Good little article.
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