palliative care

Anticholinergics: Adverse effects

Anticholinergics, widely used in clinical practice for an extensive range of diseases, exert effects on circulation, respiration, alertness, and vision by blocking the action of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter)…
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Building a legacy of leadership

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COVID-19 and palliative care

COVID-19 and palliative care

Primary care symptom management can enhance quality of life and prevent hospitalization.  Takeaways: Early identification and reporting of symptomatic COVID-19 patients in the primary care setting can improve…

COVID-19 pronouncement team

Villa Marie Claire is an inpatient residential hospice facility that is part of Holy Name Medical Center. The Villa is located in northern New Jersey, and our highly…
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Demystifying palliative and hospice care

Armed with answers, you can provide patients and families with the information they need to make care decisions. Takeaways: Patients and their families may not understand the difference…

Frequently asked questions about palliative care

Nurses can serve as leaders as they help patients and families through a difficult time. Takeaways: All nurses must be competent in providing palliative and end-of-life care. Nursing…

In Brief

Now open: 2017 call for nominations for appointed positions The ANA Committee on Appointments, a committee of the ANA Board of Directors, is accepting nominations until June 23…

Managing pain in palliative care

Effective management requires patient advocacy. Pain in all stages of care—from acute to chronic—can result in debilitating and distressing effects that leave patients feeling as though they have…

Moral distress and end-of-life care

The power of dignity-conserving care to promote nurse and patient well-being Takeaways: When providing end-of-life care, nurses face ethical dilemmas related to the dying process and the relief…
Palliative Care

Palliative care in the emergency department

Quality improvement project increases consultations.  Takeaways: The fast-paced environment of the emergency department makes it difficult to have lengthy care goal conversations, even with patients who chronic, progressive…
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Promoting advance care planning

INBOX To: Ethics inbox From: An ANA member Subject: End-of-life decision making After my husband died from cancer, I vowed to use my nursing knowledge and role to…

Skin failure: A historical perspective

Skin failure or skin changes associated with dying are a recognized factor in skin breakdown, particularly toward end of life, but also with acute, chronic, and dermatologic conditions.

The role of palliative care in heart failure

Prevent exacerbation and hospitalization. Takeaways: The rising incidence of heart failure in the United States carries a significant disease burden, has a high economic impact, and increases healthcare…

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