Research Paper On Palliative Care

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  • Article Critique/Perceptions of Palliative Care

    A 6 page article critique that summarizes and analyzes a study by Johnston and Smith (2006) on palliative care. After defining precisely what is meant by "palliative care," the researchers indicate that the purpose of their study is "to explore the perceptions of patients and nurses of palliative care" in order to more precisely define the "concept of the expert palliative nurse" (Johnston and Smith, 2006, p. 701). The various section of the research study are reviewed and the writer discusses the significance of the research findings. No additional sources cited.

  • Article Critique/Quality of Life/Palliative Care

    A 6 page article critique of a study conducted by Peters and Sellick (2006) that concerns a comparison between two settings for palliative care: inpatient hospice care and home-based care. The results show home-based care as preferable and the writer discusses the study and its implications. No additional sources cited.

  • The Transformation of Attitudes about Death and Dying

    11 pages and 11 sources. This paper provides an overview of the transformation of views on death and dying in the 20th century. This paper considers the way in which views changed from the 19th to 20th centuries, especially in regards to the dying process, the care for the sick and elderly, and the role of care professionals. This paper also considers the emerging role of palliative care and hospice care as components of the modern perspective. This paper relates to the changing views in North America.

  • Case Studies on Medical Care's Informed Consent

    In fourteen pages this paper features 3 case studies regarding informed consent in medical care and issues including care duty, palliative care, and negligence. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Values and Aspects of Palliative Care

    In a paper of three pages, the author reflects upon the values of community, respect and integrity as they influence the decisions in palliative care. This author recognized the importance of evaluating the psychological, social, and cultural aspects of nursing care as a component of this process. There are two sources cited.

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