comfort care


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Palliative and supportive treatment for patients who are suffering from a terminal illness—e.g., AIDS, cancer—or who have refused life-sustaining treatment; CC is aimed at relieving symptoms, enhancing the quality of remaining life, and easing the dying process

comfort care

Terminal care Palliative and supportive treatment for Pts who are suffering from a terminal illness–eg AIDS, cancer, or who have refused life-sustaining treatment; CC is aimed at relieving symptoms, enhancing the quality of remaining life, and easing the dying process. See DNR, Euthanasia, Hospice, Initiative 119, Kevorkian, Palliative therapy, Physician-assisted suicide.
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Admission to Clarehouse is based on criteria which include a life expectancy of 30 days or less, affiliation with a hospice, and the guest's desire for comfort care only.
Bautista and his wife found it difficult to shift their hopes from cure to comfort care because he strongly believed he was just being tested by God, and that miracles could happen.
Reeves then turned to Christopher Comfort, CEO of Comfort Care Dentistry Management.
One must have alternative options to be truly faced with a decision, therefore what is generally referred to as the "end-of-life decision" is actually a discrete choice within a larger decision problem about whether to use life support to delay death, or to provide uniquely comfort care to manage the dying patient.
The new Talis Care and Ecostat Comfort Care products are specifically designed to cater for people with restricted freedom of movement which makes them suitable for the healthcare sector," said Dirk Schilmoeller, area sales manager, Middle East and North Africa, Hansgrohe SE.
Abu Dhabi: Despite the increasing awareness of cancer prevention and greater efforts for cancer control in the UAE, terminally ill cancer patients often do not receive comfort care that would help improve their quality of life, leading medical professionals said in the capital on Thursday.
Universal access does not imply access to all health care, but to basic health care which includes disease prevention and health promotion, treatment of acute illness and injury, management of chronic illness, and comfort care for the preterminal and terminal patient.
They asked about hospice and comfort care and I educated the patient within my nursing license and the nursing code of ethics.
All money raised by our 20 shops make a contribution towards helping to provide comfort care and support for life-limited children.
I see in the hospital all the time, there are pets brought in for comfort care.
Over the course of several weeks, his neurosurgeons repeatedly discuss his poor prognosis with his family, advising them to consider abandoning aggressive intervention in favor of comfort care.
They aim to restore a vision of medicine's proper ethical goals and reform medical practice, as they discuss the concept of medical futility, the difficulty in saying no to futile treatment and why it should be done, the importance of continuing to offer comfort care to the patient and family after futile interventions are stopped, the difference between withholding treatments on the basis of rationing, the problem of a litigious society, ethical implications, and how both patients and health professionals need to change.