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Palliative care, a humanitarian way (Part 2)
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10392050     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This portion of a study, first published last month, examines the various aspects of dying (including the dying person's needs); looks introspectively at the spiritual aspect of death; and analyzes the behavior and attitudes of care-giving staff, their values, motivations and needs. While dying people may have unpredictable attitudes and behavior, nurses need to maintain an attitude of caring and communication in their interventions. Important to consider when nursing the dying are subjects such as: establishing a helping relationship; appropriate communication; and self-knowledge and preconceived notions. Criticism most often directed at palliative care suggests that curative and palliative care should be integrated; should abandon their reserved territories (such as care units); and should develop an association that goes beyond the terminal phase.
C Gendron
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian nurse     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0008-4581     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Nurse     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-26     Completed Date:  1999-11-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405504     Medline TA:  Can Nurse     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  fre     Pagination:  40-4, 46     Citation Subset:  N    
Vernacular Title:
Les soins palliatifs, un chemin d'humanite (2e partie).
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to Death
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Needs Assessment
Nurse-Patient Relations
Nursing Care / methods*,  psychology
Pastoral Care
Terminal Care / methods*,  psychology

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