Palliative Care Nurses , Sydney Palliative care improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illnesses, through the prevention and relief of sufering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Nursing Links Universal palliative care nurses:
- Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms
- Affirm life and regard dying as a normal process
- Intend to neither hasten or postpone death
- Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
- Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
- Provide support to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their bereavement
- Use a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if needed
- Will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness
- Are useful in the earlier course of an illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and include those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.
According to the WHO, there are 50,000 people living in Australia with some sort of life-threatening illness that will not only shorten their lifespan but sharply reduce their quality of life. They need palliative care. Nursing Links Universal has a team of highly skilled and qualified palliative care nursing staff have vast experience working in palliative care situations. Our palliative care nurses and nursing assistants provide expert pain and symptom management as part of any ongoing treatment as well as other practical support services for the individual and their families. Coping with pain can be very stressful on families as well as the patient and an experienced support system goes a long way. Ourpalliative care nurses provide palliative care in the home, aged care or other residential care facility and hospital or hospice settings. Find out more about how a palliative care nurse can breathe fresh air and provide support to make life more bearable in the most distressing of situations.
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