Beyond the Numbers: Describing Care at the End of Life

Published By: Plos Medicine | Published Date: February, 29 , 2012

PLoS Medicine, Olav Lindqvist and colleagues describe the range of non pharmacological care giving activities provided by palliative care staff for cancer patients in the last days of life. Their findings demonstrate that non pharmacological care at the end of life is multifaceted, with physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and existential care interwoven in care giving activities. Emotive and often taboo subject Care giving for the dying is a very emotive and taboo subject. [Plos Medicine editorial]. URL:[http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001181].

Author(s): Plos medicine Editors | Posted on: Mar 01, 2012 | Views(1474) | Download (233)


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