end of life


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end of life

Hardware or software that is no longer manufactured or supported. An end of life announcement by a vendor stipulates when the manufacturing will end, or if already ended, how far into the future support for the product will be provided.
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We are keen to see as many organisations as possible working together, nationally and locally, to ensure we can provide the very best of care at all hours for people who are reaching end of life.
Nurses have an obligation to provide humane, comprehensive, and compassionate care that respects the rights of patients but upholds the standards of the profession in the presence of chronic, debilitating illness and at end of life.
The guidelines, issued by the National Council for Palliative Care and the National End of Life Care Programme, include recommendations such as ensuring each GP practice identifies people likely to die in the next 12 months, ensuring professionals know how to initiate conversations about end of life care and carry out advance care planning, and agreeing local priorities for end of life care services.
Empowering families in end of life decision making in the intensive care unit.
Steve Dewar, Director of Research and Innovation for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: "There is a real gap in funding for research work in palliative care and, as the leading end of life care charity, we believe that such research is vital to the task of improving care to help all of us at the end of our lives.
The focus group aims to improve and develop services, giving the public a chance to have a say on a new information pack for end of life services.
They found that patients whose spiritual needs were largely or completely supported by the medical team were likely to transition to hospice care at the end of life.
This guide aims to help break down that taboo and gives valuable guidance about our rights at the end of life.
The Charter for Dignity at the End of Life calls for a "fundamental shift" in how end-of-life care is managed and delivered.
We interviewed officials of federal, state, and private programs in these four states that provide care to individuals nearing the end of life.
Attitudes about end of life affect nurses' ability to care for and communicate with patients and families facing these issues.
Nursing care at the end of life has become an important topic in the literature.