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Training nurses to initiate end-of-life conversations with dying patients
 

Training nurses to initiate end-of-life conversations with dying patients

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Nurses talk about dying every day, but translating compassionate care into empathetic end-of-life discussions can be a challenge. To better facilitate the patient’s final exit, healthcare specialists are pushing for more training on advance care planning.
 
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16 Dec 2016 - General
 
A doctor would be really hard-pressed to find a patient who is willing to talk about the next stage of life -death. This is even harder for family members as they feel that talking about palliative care equates to just additional expenses before a pa...
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Nurses can articulate the benefits of advance directives; however, nurses generally lack the knowledge and training to conduct such discussions. We need to develop programs to encourage clinicians encouraging open and early communication among patie...
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All healthcare professionals fear having to talk about death with the patient and their family members. Many individuals feel that palliative care is the end of the road, but the real goal is to help the patient achieve however much possible. I can&...
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It is very sensitive topic to be discussed with a dying patient and especially he/she is suffering from chronic illness. Dying patients may become more helpless and hopeless when they are talked about it. But it is also necessary to provide advanced ...
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The usual misconception of people whenever we tackle about palliative care/hospice care that nothing is to be done. One should know first the nature of their disease condition and living out your life to the BESTest and fullest possible can be really...
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Initiating end of life conversation with dying patients is undeniably challenging. It is the most sensitive and emotional part for patients and significant others. However, it is a must to openly discuss this topic in order to present a list of what ...
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We have discussed before the need to train HCPs for end of live conversations from another perspective. It is great to know that majority of Malaysian nurses understand well the aspects of death and how to care for it. I guess there is an important f...
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