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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

Non-Invasive Ventilation: New Challenges For Hospice Nurses

Ruth Palmer

Specialist palliative care units such as hospices are increasingly providing care for patients with non-malignant conditions. However, that means that palliative care nurses require education and training in the care of people with a variety of conditions, not just cancer. Also, palliative care nurses need to understand that they cannot... Read full article

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