End of life nursing care

Healthcare entails a great deal of areas meant to ensure the wellness of an individual and one the important areas is “end if life nursing” which is the care that is given to people who are on the verge of death. More than 60% these deaths are through chronic illness and mainly cardiovascular illnesses as well as cancer. Other causes include old age as well as deliberating accidents. This therefore shows the need for the provision of this type of care since it is difficult for families to tend to their loved ones at home given the level of attention required.

Therefore end of life care is meant to ensure that every individual is accorded the greatest level of care as well as dignity as well ensures that the person is not being hurried to die. “Expectations have evolved wanting to wanting to ensure that the last months and days of life are lived as fully as possible, as pain free as possible, and with dignity and choice”. The type of care offered is found in special units in hospitals which need to be well stocked with human capital in form of nurses and doctors as well as the necessary equipment.

The main symptoms shown by people who are in their deathbeds with no hope of recovery are mainly manifested in a lot of pain, high levels of depression as well as being fatigued and they also have very high levels of anxiety as and are usually confused. Therefore the nurses and personnel who care for then need to learn on how to properly manage this people from a psychological as well as physically, socially and spiritually.

Therefore in conclusion the nurses who work in the hospices who deal with ‘end of life nursing’ need to be well trained as well be versed in modern technology in top of being able to property and humanly handle their patients in order to reduce their levels of pain, depression as well anxiety and this is achieved through creating an environment which is sociable as well as spiritually effervescent. Keegan & Drick states that, “although this skills advanced skills appear to be simple and straightforward, they require much practise and honest self-refection, and they lead to huge growth in awareness and the ability to work with patients of all backgrounds and situations”