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Quality of Life at the End of Life
7/25/2012
For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environment of a hospital. Palliative medicine helps patients manage pain while hospice provides special care to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family.
Seeking hospice and palliative care isn’t about giving up hope or hastening death, but rather a way to get the most appropriate care in the last phase of life.

Hospice care represents a compassionate approach to end-of-life care, enhancing the quality of remaining life and enabling a person to live as fully and as comfortable as possible.

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Pedagogy offers an online course “Using Hospice and Palliative Preferred Practices to Create a Plan of Care” to accomplish this important service. Because of the complex needs of hospice and palliative care patients, clinicians must be able to construct a plan of care that will accurately chart a patient’s progress towards outcomes that enhance his or her quality of life. By understanding the problems that hinder positive healthcare outcomes, the preferred practices that improve these outcomes, and the rationale for developing these practices, clinicians will increase their knowledge, expand their scope of practice, and foster quality of life. Since it is necessary for clinicians to continually develop and hone their healthcare skills to ensure the best outcomes, this course has been designed to teach nurses and end of life care professionals how to use preferred practices to create and implement a plan of care that is patient- centered and based on an assessment of the patient’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.  When these needs are considered, patients receive practical and compassionate care developed from quality assessment and communication.

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