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News: National Palliative Care Week – It’s time to talk about dying

said National Palliative Care Week aimed to eliminate the stigma that stopped people from talking about end of life. “National Palliative Care Week is a great opportunity for us to start a community conversation about death and dying, so that…

palliative care unit

A place that provides comprehensive care for people with a limited prognosis. This includes inpatient medical care, respite care and end-of-life care for people who are unable to die at home. It may also offer day care facilities and home…

palliative care

their families and carers. It aims to improve quality of life by addressing physical, emotional, spiritual, social and practical needs. It is not just for people who are about to die, although end-of-life care is a part of palliative care….

palliative care specialist (physician)

A doctor who has specialised in the field of palliative medicine, prescribing medical treatment for pain and other symptoms, as well as supporting and advising the other members of the palliative care team, the patient, family and carers….

palliative care nurse

A nurse who has specialised in the field of palliative care and is very experienced in helping patients, families and carers with end-of-life care….

respite care

Alternative care arrangements that allow the carer and person with cancer a short break from their usual care arrangements. Respite care can be given in the home, at hospital or in a palliative care unit….

multidisciplinary (MDT) care

team collaborate to discuss a patient’s physical and emotional needs as well as any other factors affecting their care. The team meets to review cases and decide on different treatments and care. A palliative care team also offers multidisciplinary care….

specialist palliative care team

A multidisciplinary team with many health professionals who offer a range of services to improve a patient’s quality of life and help with any problems they have. A community nurse or palliative care nurse usually coordinates the team….