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Nursing Role in Palliative Care

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THE ROLE OF THE NURSE IN THE PROVISION OF QUALITY PALLIATIVE CARE FOR THE TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT
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The objective of this work is to research palliative care for the terminally ill patient and to present findings of ***** nurse's role in the prov*****ion of quality palliative ***** in patients who are terminally ill.
INTRODUCTION
The Nursing Matters: Palliative C***** 'Face Sheet' defines palliative care as "the holistic care of patients with advanced progressive *****ness who are not responsive to curative treatment. Management of pain ***** other symp*****ms and provision ***** psychological, social and spiritual support are critical." (Palliative **********, 2007) The goals of palliative care include:
*****) Providing relief from pain ***** other symptoms of distress;
2) Neither hastening nor postponing death;
3) Affirmation ***** life and regard toward dying as a normal process;
*****) Integration of the ***** ***** spiritual aspects ***** patient *****;
5) Offer a ***** system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
6) ***** a support system ***** help the family cope during the patient's illness and in their own bereavement. (Palliative Care, 2007)
PURPOSE OF STUDY
***** purpose of ***** study is to examine palliative care for terminally ill patients ***** to d*****cern the role of ***** nurse in providing ***** palliative ***** ***** ***** ill *****.
***** OF *****
The methodology ***** this study is qualitative in nature and w***** be conducted through an extensive review of literature that ***** academic, pr*****essional and peer-reviewed in nature ***** this area of study.
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
The significance of this study is the knowledge ***** it will add to this ***** ***** *****.
LITERATURE REVIEW
The work of Cramer, et al (2003) entitled: "Nurse's Attitudes and Practice Related ***** Hospice *****" states that an ********** was made of "hospice-related training, knowledge and attitudes, demographic and...

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