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1
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what are some bad effects of medicalising pregnancy?

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increasing number of caesarean surgeries–> increases surgical risk etc

2
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What is palliative care?

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Improves QOL of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening illnesses and their complications

3
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what are the 4 pillars of a palliative approach?

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Communication, symptom management, psychosocial support, care of the dying

4
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what are the most common symptoms in the last 24 hours of life?

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noisy breathing, pain, restlessness