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3 Posts in Palliative Care

All Nurses Need to Practice Primary Palliative Nursing!

Do you incorporate palliative care into your clinical practice? Can you help optimize the quality of life for those you care for?

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Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care

Meet Marvin. Marvin is a 68-year-old retired welder who lives with his wife in their home by the ocean. He suffers from occupational emphysema, a breathing disorder, and lives most of his life in his air-conditioned living room in a recliner, watching TV. Marvin tries to avoid going outside, as the moist, warm air often exacerbates his respiratory symptoms. He develops severe shortness of...

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Making the Decision to Obtain Inpatient Care for Elderly Loved Ones

Many associate senior care with living in nursing homes and other long-term facilities. Approximately 1.4 million residents live in nursing homes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, palliative care and hospice make up two other aspects of senior care. Per the CDC, 1.3 million people received hospice care in 2013, the most recent year for which data are...

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