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End of life

Implementation and evaluation of a palliative and end-of-life care peer-learning initiative

The medical model of patient care adopted by many clinicians does not always allow for a holistic approach (Dobson, 2017). And the level of palliative care experience and end-of-life training received...

The importance and meaning of prayer rituals at the end of life

A ritual is the undertaking of specific activities or behaviours that express symbolic, often culturally influenced, meaning, whereby specific thoughts and feelings are experienced individually, or as...

A review of the literature on family decision-making at end of life precipitating hospital admission

There is extensive literature about preference for place of death, which overwhelmingly identifies home as the preferred choice and dying in hospital as the least preferred option for the majority,...

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