Ewing (2009) indicates the need to apply the aspect of palliative care to dying children. There is a higher rate of children dying from terminal illness cancer being a major contributor with a rate of 2…
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Hockenberry and Wilson (2013: 9) provide frameworks in which RN’s should operate under to ensure a child’s wellbeing.
Ewing (2009:83) encourages nurses to promote healing given the fact that death remains inevitable. Hockenberry and Wilson (2013) echo the sentiment; they give avenues in which the nurse may interact with the patient without affecting his or her thinking ability. The choices to be made are personal and need not to be interfered with. Child’s welfare needs to be included while caring for them. Giving hope and creating an ample environment would be useful in the Care of Dying Children. Ewing (2009) provides two possibilities in the care; they include paediatric palliative care and end- of- life intervention. The patient according to the article needs to be joyful and given hope while at the nurse’s care. It gives an example of the child being asked to draw pictures of his or her joyful moments in life.
Ewing (2009: 83) indicates that those children suffering for terminal illnesses suffer from low esteem and other personality disorder. He indicates that most of the children perceive themselves to be different from the rest. Hockenberry and Wilson (2013) introduce an aspect of anticipatory socialization, which tend to make children feel equal even with strangers. The aspect according to Ewing is lost to children with terminal illnesses. The author advocates for psychological support where the child would be used to identify a problem and the nurse act as an intermediary in offering solution. The author also suggests communication as an aspect in caring for dying children. The article gives incidences in which communication may be used in managing personality disorders among the children. The family being an important unit in the care of the children, Hockenberry and Wilson (2013) suggest their involvement in the management of children with terminal illnesses.
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This means taking care of children’s body, mind and spirit. Palliative care also involves considering the well-being and giving support to the child’s family. Mostly, palliative care begins after a child is diagnosed with a certain disease. The palliative care continues regardless the fact that the child receives the recommended medical care or not.
Regardless of the specific practice model they follow, first and foremost nurses must adhere to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2004) code of professional conduct: standards for conduct, performance and ethics.
There are approximately 23,750 cancer patients who registered in the Hong Kong Cancer Registry Hospital Authority in 2006. Cancer is one of the diseases that palliative care establishments cater to. It is known to be a deadly disease and can significantly change a person's, as well as their families, life.
There were many factors involving these high percentages of death was due in part with the social classes of the victims, poverty levels, as well as ethnicity of the children all affected their receipt, or lack of, health care. The major causes of mortality, especially those among the immigrant or native children, would see that many of these children living in rural areas could expect to find that one out of every three children would die prior to reach school-age.
Respiratory illness is a common chronic health problem and places a significant financial burden on the health care system.
This paper also discussed how and why several organizations developed and focus their attention in caring for older adults. For over a half million older adult aged 65 or over who are living in care homes (nursing and personal care) and a large number end their lives in these care settings, care homes can only provide appropriate terminal care if barriers to the provision of care are addressed.
More important, they help the child and the family make the most of the time they have left together.1 (Craft, Sir Alan) This is opposed to hospital care and treatment, which is usually ill-prepared to help with either the emotional side of this issue, or with comfort issues facing children, in which hospice caregivers have become expert; nor do hospitals historically do well with helping the dying child and their family to live their lives fully up to the moment of death and separation.
had to shoulder just minor responsibilities like changing dressings and administering medication according to the doctor’s order in a hospital setting. The profession has evolved along the course of history and we find that nurses now have highly specialized roles to play in
ave patient claimed that he could bear the pain and go on without medication; his discomfort did not merit any medication and he would survive anyway. The nurse repeated the offer but the response remained the same. However the next strategy that the nurse employed in the
The end-stage of life, when the patient and his/her family members know about the proximity to death, evokes certain feelings and emotions like rage, denial, bargaining, envy, depression and acceptance (Aranda,