Optimising palliative and end of life care in care home settings

Gary Mitchell, Alison Twycross

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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined palliative care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.1 Globally, it is estimated that every year over 20 million people will require palliative care at the end of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
JournalEvidence-Based Nursing
Volume19
Issue number1
Early online date15 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Palliative Care
  • End of Life
  • Care Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Older People

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