Best Nursing care for Dying patient
Nursing care is the one of the most important element of Hospice care. It won’t be wrong to say that nurses are the face of Hospice Care. Communicating with family, Hospice management, Doctor, Social Worker and providing direct care to the patient are all nursing roles. An ideal Hospice nurse is not limited to the Care Plan, she must think critically for family issues related to the hospice patients, patient needs, changes in patient conditions and everything which can make end of life care excellent.
Nurse can play important role when patient is passing through the various stages of Death educating patient and family members and engaging them in meaningful thoughts can make this time less severe. Infect helping family members and patients has direct effect on quality of care and indirectly it is an excellent tool for personal marketing. These family members who had good experience for nursing which is beyond the plan of care will spread word of mouth in community about the quality of care.
Role of Nursing care in addressing Psychological needs of Dying patient
Providing relief from Loneliness, fear and depression is the important value which nurse can add to improve the quality of Hospice care. In the same way, spiritual needs, creating feeling of security, self-esteem, dignity and hope are all attributes of quality hospice care.
Role of Nursing in management of symptoms of Dying patient
Reducing the severity of symptoms to make dying experience less painful is another attribute of quality hospice care. Common symptom and related issues management includes but not limited to Respiratory symptoms, eating, drinking, Urine passing, Stool passing, immobility, Sleep, cleaning and grooming. Imagine when relative see dying love one in peace with a clean body and dress will experience less pain contrast to the scenario when patient looks full of pain and body and dress are not clean.
Role of Nursing after Death
After Breaking bad news is announced, documentation for regulatory and record purpose, keeping body look clean, Organ donation related formalities, helping family members in getting funeral services and providing family an opportunity to have time with dead body for rituals or emotional satisfaction.
Observing Ameriprime Hospice nursing care I have no doubt that is the best hospice in the Dallas.
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