By Sandra Aitken
Neighborhood Palliative Care examines the advanced help and knowledge wishes of heavily ailing sufferers and their households and should surround not just the patient’s trip, yet that of the kinfolk in the course of the disorder trajectory and into the bereavement period.
The textual content is split into 3 sections- pros, sufferers and carers. the 1st part discusses the jobs and contributions made through different participants of the first well-being care group and examines the position of the nurse. part explores the psychosocial aid wanted by way of sufferers receiving palliative care, and appears on the neighborhood palliative care medical nurse experts’ function relating to mental, in addition to functional difficulties surrounding a lifestyles threatening disease. the ultimate part will examine the desires of the kinfolk and carers and the help that the group palliative care scientific nurse expert can provide to the contributors. integrated during this phase often is the advanced concerns confronted through carers in terms of the altering roles in the kin, young children, dying and bereavement.
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Nursing Standard 13 (16), 40–42. Austin L, Luker K, Caress A, Hallet C (2000) Palliative care: community nurses’ perceptions of quality. Quality in Health Care 9 (3), 151–158. Barron AM (1989) The CNS as consultant. In: Hamric AB, Spross JA (eds) The Clinical Nurse Specialist in Theory and Practice, 2nd edn, pp 125–146. WB Saunders, Philadelphia. Bestall JC, Ahmed N, Ahmedzai SH, Payne SA, Noble B, Clark D (2004) Access and referral to specialist palliative care: patients’ and professionals’ experiences.
However, Bestall et al. (2004) found that when patients had more than one symptom or problem and hence presented a case that had become complex, then referral to the community palliative care clinical nurse specialist was more likely to ensue. A small research study conducted by Aitken (2006) set out to identify the triggers that motivate district nurses to refer patients to the community palliative care clinical nurse specialist. indd 28 11/25/2008 10:39:13 AM The Role of the Community Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 29 Curran 2000; Wright 2002; Dunne et al.
Educator Educational responsibilities are a traditional part of the clinical nurse specialists’ role (Llahana 2005). They pass on information not only at the bedside, but also more formally at study days, post basic courses, lectures and talks. The audience may be fellow nurses, but increasingly education is multi-professional and will include medical colleagues, allied health professionals and personnel from social services. The teaching of health care students, at both pre and post graduate level, is an important aspect of the role, encouraging them to apply their knowledge to the complexities of health and illness (Priest 1989).
Community Palliative Care: The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist by Sandra Aitken