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Is Death Still a Taboo Subject in Palliative Care?

Nyatanga, Brian (2018) Is Death Still a Taboo Subject in Palliative Care? British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (11). p. 570. ISSN 1462-4753 Online: 2052-2215

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The article examines whether death is still a taboo subject in palliative care. Evidence shows that communicating openly about death and dying makes it more convenient to come to terms with. It is said that community nurses still support patients to reframe the life before them. Patients are encouraged to plan in advance through advanced care planning for their preferences around care and death.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: palliative care, death, psychosocial factors, community health nursing, cancer fatigue, patient family relations, nursing role, public opinion, advance directives
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 17:31
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2019 11:29

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