The end of life
was reserved for the Dog, wherefore the old man is often snappish, irritable, hard to please, and selfish, tolerant only of his own household, but averse to strangers and to all who do not administer to his comfort or to his necessities.
But one night, feeling that the end of life
for him was near, he asked the brothers to give to him for the last time the Eucharist, or sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
His citizens, therefore, must be men of leisure, capable of rational thought upon the end of life
I listened with every sense, scarcely breathing; plunged, like Captain Nemo, in that musical ecstasy, which was drawing him in spirit to the end of life
html The new end-of-life strategy for Birmingham is a real opportunity for this city to be a leading light in end of life
That is why we are delighted to be supporting the palliative and end-of-life care priority setting partnership, which will work with people in the last years of their lives, their family, and health professionals to identify important, and currently unanswered, research questions in the field of 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
For example, restrictions on a patient's ability to participate in activities and disengagement from some areas of interest are common among individuals facing the end of life
, but if a patient is unable to find pleasure in any event or activity, he or she may meet criteria for depression.
However, we do not regularly have specific nurses as we do in specialized areas such as cardiac and oncology who are experts in the processes at the end of life
to attend to the patient and family when the sacred cycle of transitioning from living to dying occurs.
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
Empowering families in end of life
decision making in the intensive care unit.
Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling for research applications to its pounds 1 million palliative care research fund to improve end of life
care for those with cancer and/or other illnesses.