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dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Deirdre
dc.contributor.authorShanagher, Deirdre
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-16T10:57:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-16T10:57:13Zen
dc.date.issued2016-05-27en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/613331en
dc.descriptionAbstract; Background: Little is known about general nurses providing palliative care in the community. This case outlines the care delivered to a gentleman living at home with COPD by a Community Intervention Team (CIT) working in collaboration with allied health professionals. Case presentation: The care of a gentleman who has expressed a wish to be cared for at home is outlined. His care is managed by a range of professionals to include the GP, public health nurse (PHN), pharmacist and CIT. Outcome and follow up: The CIT deliver physical and psychological care, both of which are indicative of palliative care. The service supports GPs and PHNs and is demonstrated as being a key service that supports the delivery of palliative care in the community. The CIT work as a service to ensure that the gentleman and his family access both primary and specialist services in a co-ordinated and efficient manner. Conclusion: General community nurses provide a palliative approach to care. This case displays that communication and collaboration among team members working in the community are key to the delivery of palliative care. More research is needed to clarify the role of general nurses delivering palliative care in the communityen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Community and Public Health Nursingen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY NURSINGen
dc.titleGeneralist palliative care delivered by community nursesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Hospice Foundationen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Community and Public Health Nursingen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T15:06:07Z


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