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1

what are the most common causes of death

cancer and ishaemic heart disease

2

what Is the main cause for young boys and girls

accidents

3

what's the main cause for men ages 15-34

sucidie

4

what is unexpected death

can cause a profound sense of shock
death of children can carry an even more profound sense of shock

5

what is palliative care

term used for the management of conditions until the terminal phase is reached

6

what is terminal care

the last phase of care when a patients condition is deteriorating and death is close

7

where is palliative care provided

primary care with the support of specialist practitioners and palliative care units

8

what is support and palliative care indicators tool

guide for doctors to consider patents with life limiting diagnoses

9

what is a palliative performance scale

quickly describes a patients functional level
gives an idea of self-care, conscious level and activity

10

what is the WHO definition of palliative care

-provides relief from pain and other distressing symtpoms
-affirms life and regards dying as a normal process
-intended neither to hasten nor postpone death
-integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
- offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible
-offers a support system to the patients family
-uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, bereavement counselling

11

who is involved in the pallaitve care team

Macmillan nurses,CLAN, religious and social groups

12

what is a good death

-pain free
-open acknowledgement of death
-death at home surrounded by friends and family
-death according to personal preferences and in a manner that resonates with the persons individuality

13

what is involved in breaking bad news

-listen
-set the scene
-find out what the patient understand
-what the patient wants to know
-share information
-review and summarise
-allow opportunities for questions
-agree follow up and support

14

what is grief

an individufal experience that may take months or years. patients may need to be reassured that this is normal

15

what does euthanasia mean

easy or gentle death

16

what is voluntary euthanasia

patient request

17

what is involuntary euthansai

against the patients request

18

what is pysycian assisted sucidie

physician provides the means and advice for suicidie

19

why do people request euthanasia

unrelieved symptoms or dread of dying and suffering

20

what are the responses to euthanasia request

-listen
-acknowledge the issue
-explore reasons for request
-explore ways of giving more control to patient
-look for treatable problems
-remeber spiritual issues
-admit powerlessness