Palliative and terminal care (Nursing interventions (Respite care and…
Palliative and terminal care
It maybe appropriate in certain instances to have medication prescribed to relieve the side effects, but this is not normally accepted by pain, dehydration, infection or the analgesics and other medication being used for symptom control
The side effects and risks of analgesics, such as constipation, dry and itchy skin and dry mouth can be managed through appropriate nursing observations and interventions.
Support patients with chronic pain caused by non-life-threatening diseases such as arthritis as well as terminal ill persons.
Refers to the treatment provided to a critically ill person in a situation where curative treatment has been discontinued.Dying patients are not left to cope with their condition even though the progress of their disease can no longer be influenced.
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Respite care and readiness to learn
Assist with activities of daily living
Maintain dignity and privacy
Palliative care principles
Offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death.
Integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of care
Provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms.
Neither hastens nor postpones death.
Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress at any stage of illness.