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Palliative Care for People with Dementia: a Literature Review

Lillyman, Sue and Bruce, Mary (2016) Palliative Care for People with Dementia: a Literature Review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22 (2). pp. 76-81. ISSN 1357-6321

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With growing numbers of people dying with, and from, dementia there is a need for professionals and health-care organisations to review the access to and provision of palliative care. This literature review has identified several key themes in relation to the person dying with dementia including: diagnosis of the dying phase, appropriate timing of referral to specialist palliative care services; ethical decisions in relation to medication and nutrition; the environment; under treatment especially, for pain relief; over and burdensome treatment interventions; carer involvement; collaborative working and advance decision making.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: dementia, palliative care, advance care plans, advance directives, end of life
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sue Lillyman
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2016 15:26
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:11

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