Improving quality of life by reducing the symptoms knowing we cannot cure the disease.
Nursing presence is a non-pharmaceutical nursing intervention offered to patients who may not be responding to medications or other treatments to provide comfort and support.
Care provided to any person, any age, in any place to ensure the best quality of life. May be written as part of a palliative plan of care which is documented in CPRS
Commonly used medications which can be used to palliate symptoms of pain or dyspnea
Commonly used medications which can be used to palliate symptoms of anxiety or insomnia
Last name of GEC Service Chief.
Psychosocial, emotional, and spiritual process of grieving the loss of a loved one
Last name of our PCCT Social Worker.
Dr. Miller's first name.
Last name of PCCT Nurse Practitioner
Our hospice unit was dedicated in 2015 on the 19 of what month?
Inability to sleep during the night
A national best practice and ritual to honor deceased Veterans after death
Care provided for terminally ill people with prognosis of 6 months or less
An expected competency for all Nurses who provide palliative care
Date the first Veteran was admitted to VA Hospice
Last name of Hospice and Palliative Care Program Support Assistant
Symptom of impaired breathing related to advanced disease or active dying process
Common expected effect of opioid use.
Last name of our Hospice Chaplain
Last name of our Hospice Social Worker and Medical Center Bereavement Coordinator

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