End of Life Journal Archives

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Experiences of palliative care nurses in the utilisation of palliative sedation in a hospice setting

Irene Dwyer, Joan McCarthy

Background Palliative sedation, or bringing about a state of decreased or absent awareness (unconsciousness), is one of the therapies used in end-of-life healthcare settings in order to manage refractory symptoms such as pain, dyspnoea and distress. It is intended to relieve the burden of intolerable suffering of patients who are... Read full article

Truth Telling, Deceit and Lying in Cases of Advanced Dementia

Rob George

Telling the truth is an integral part of every relationship. If people are not told the truth, it is hard for them to function effectively in society. In health care, if clinicians lie to patients, then patients are unable to make informed decisions. Such practice compromises patients’ autonomy. Therefore, the... Read full article

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