Critical Reflection Of Palliative Care

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This is a critical reflection regarding of the management of the scenario 4: palliative care, which was raised by the author’s peers. Topics such as: the effectiveness and logical of the management; also the application and usefulness of the management styles for nursing care delivery will be discussed. The author will further discuss several areas, such as palliative care, talking about death and dying, importance of open and truthful communication, what is good death, complementary and alternative medicine and also hospice care within this piece of work.

Up-to-date, the medical advances have not only prolong our life span, but also have changed the way we die (Ho Andy et al, 2013). As death and dying are prolonged and institutionalized, many individuals started to seek control over their dying (Emanuel and Librach, 2011, p5). Patients with severe illness often experience a cloud of confusion as the structures and routines of their everyday life unravel and dissolve into the indistinct fixtures of hospitals and care institutions (Frank, 1995; Murphy et al, 1988). Thus, this brings in the importance of caring for people who are dying to the health care industry (MacLeod, 2011). This field of speciality is termed: Palliative care.

Palliative care is defined as, “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients & their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through prevention & relief of suffering by means of early identification &

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