End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with Clinical Review

Faecal Incontinence in Advanced Dementia: The Nursing Role

Nykki Hetherton

Faecal incontinence is one of the prognostic indicators for the terminal stages of dementia. However, there is minimal information on this distressing symptom in the context of cognitive decline. Faecal incontinence in dementia is often under-reported, under-estimated and poorly assessed and managed, despite being a potentially treatable condition. It has... Read full article

Heart-Failure Patients’ Thoughts and Fears Concerning Dying

Kimberley Reeman, Helen Noble

Patients with heart failure experience a variety of reactions to living with a chronic yet terminal disease. These range from acceptance of death to fear of death. Heart-failure patients have a high symptom burden, which adversely affects their quality of life. Patients are very concerned about the burden that their... Read full article

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