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The Essential Pillars of Palliative Care

Nyatanga, Brian (2016) The Essential Pillars of Palliative Care. British Journal of Community Nursing, 21 (8). p. 418. ISSN Print: 1462-4753 Online: 2052-2215

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The article serves as a reminder of the essential pillars where palliative care is based so whoever finds himself caring for dying patients clearly understand the drivers. It cites the ultimate goal of palliative care of achieving the best possible quality of life for all patients and provide them a dignified death in a place of their choosing. It provides guiding principles implemented by the Western world such as affirming life and dying as a normal process and providing relief from pain.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: community health nursing, palliative therapy, patient comfort, practice guidelines, standards, palliative care, patient comfort, end of life care, quality of life, principles of palliative care
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Brian Nyatanga
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 14:25
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:23

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