Encouraging patients to vent feelings of hopelessness allows the nurse to provide the patient with proper support. Perception about Quality of Life and Health Promotion A nurse's or caregiver's own perception will certainly affect the care she will provide to a dying patient. She needs to accept that death is a certainty and, therefore, unavoidable. But the kind or manner of death one will go through is not certain and can thus be controlled Hess,
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Aim: This article presents a discussion of the relevance of Humanistic Nursing Theory to hospice and palliative care nursing. Background: The World Health Organization has characterized the need for expert, palliative and end-of-life care as a top priority for global health care. The specialty of hospice and palliative care nursing embraces a humanistic caring and holistic approach to patient care. As this resonates with Paterson and Zderad's Humanistic Nursing Theory, an understanding of hospice nurses' experiences can be investigated by application of relevant constructs in the theory. Data sources: This article is based on Paterson and Zderad's publications and other theoretical and research articles and books focused on Humanistic Nursing Theory , and data from a phenomenological study of the lived experience of Taiwanese hospice nurses conducted in Discussion: Theoretical concepts relevant to hospice and palliative nursing included moreness-choice, call-and-response, intersubjective transaction, uniqueness-otherness, being and doing and community. Implications for nursing: The philosophical perspectives of Humanistic Nursing Theory are relevant to the practice of hospice and palliative care nursing.
Humanistic Nursing Theory: application to hospice and palliative care
In: Science. The social and healthcare providers conventionally offer low priority to end-of-life care as is evident in the lack of adequate training among significant staff. Another reason encompasses social-contextual elements.
This resource has not been updated since July It may not reflect current policy but still provides valuable practice guidance. Kate is a 51 year old woman with late stage ovarian cancer. She is a single mother with five children aged 24, 23, 17, 15 and She is also guardian for her 13 year-old grandson.