LESSION PLAN• Title of the course: S.Y. M.SC NURSING• Topic: Palliative care• Date-08-09-2012 Place: 3RD YEAR B.SC NURSING CLASSROOM• Class hours: 1 HOURS• No of students: OF 3RD YEAR B.SC.NURSING STUDENT• Language: LACTURE BY ENGLISH• Teaching Methods: LACTURE CUM DISCUSSION
explain about palliative care• Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer.
• The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat, as early as possible, the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to the related psychological, social, and spiritual problems. The goal is not to cure. Palliative care is also called comfort care, supportive care, andsymptom management.
explain when it is used in cancer care• Palliative care is given throughout a patient’s experience with cancer. It should begin at diagnosis and continue through treatment, follow-up care, and the end of life
explain that who give the palliative care• doctors,• nurses,• registered dieticians,• pharmacists, and• social workers.
explain that where do cancer patient take palliative care• Cancer centers and hospitals often have palliative care specialists on staff.
how does person find a place offers palliative care
• For example, the Center to Advance Palliative Care has a list of providers by state• athttp://www.getpalliativecare.org/providers on the Internet.• The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s Web site also has a list of providers at http://www.nhpco.org on the Internet.
What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?• The goals of palliative care are to relieve pain and distressing symptoms of anyone with a severe disease.• Ideally, palliative care should be started when you are diagnosed and continue as your disease progresses.
• Hospice care is a form of palliative care that is given to a person when cancer therapies are no longer controlling the disease.• It focuses on caring, not curing. When a person has a terminal diagnosis (usually defined as having a life expectancy of 6 months or less) and is approaching the end of life, he or she might
What issues are addressed in palliative care• Physical.• Emotional and coping.• Practical.• Spiritual.
How can palliative care relieve pain and other symptoms• As a persons cancer advances, he or she may experience a number of symptoms. These symptoms may include• pain,• loss of appetite,• fatigue, weakness,
• weight loss,• constipation,• trouble breathing,• confusion,• nausea,• vomiting,• cough and• a dry or sore throat
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