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Terminal care : nursing

Multidisciplinary approaches to moving and handling for formal and informal carers in community palliative care

Health professionals such as nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists provide a wealth of support in the community to patients and their carers receiving palliative care. Moving and handling is one such support that needs careful consideration and assessment including risk, by appropriately qualified professionals. A combination of skills are required as well as knowledge of up to date equipment to assist the health professional in deciding how to formulate safe moving and handling interventions in a timely way.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Preparing carers to look after palliative care patients at home

Literature review of issues which are of importance to informal carers of people with terminal illness. The advantages and disadvantages of caring for a dying relative and carers' need for information and support are discussed. 4 case studies and a list of useful resources for carers are included and recommendations are made for nursing care. 

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15