End of Life Journal Archives

Content tagged with Dignity

Maintaining Dignity at the end of life in the Emergency Department

Pippa Deith

The main aims of nursing care at the end of life include relieving suffering, improving sense of wellbeing and helping patients to die peacefully and with dignity. Dignity at the end of life is a subjective concept. However, there are certain fundamental principles that are deemed essential to the maintenance... Read full article

Perception of Dignity in Older People and at The End of Life

Julie Vosit-Steller, Jenna Swinkin, Katie McCabe

The impact of illness, age, treatment and a terminal prognosis can erode a patient’s sense of dignity and reduce quality of life. Maintaining patient dignity has always been considered synonymous with nursing practice. However, there is minimal information relating to how best nurses can promote and maintain a patient’s sense... Read full article

Role Modelling GSF Principles of end-of-life Care to Care Homes

Barbara Kenyon

Residents in care homes providing nursing care are becoming increasingly frail and dependent, with 80% having dementia or severe memory problems. Currently, 19% of the UK population die in care homes each year. Care homes (especially care homes providing nursing care) have an important role in the care of dying... Read full article

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