“Palliative care is given to those who have less than 6 months to live.”
“Palliative care aims to relieve or reduce the symptoms of a disease.”
“The goal of palliative care is to affect a cure of a serious illness or disease.”
“Palliative care means the client and family take a more passive role and the doctor focuses on the physiological needs of the client. The location of death will most likely occur in the hospital setting.”
Cultural considerations must be put aside if basic needs are in jeopardy.
Generalizations about the behavior of a particular group may be inaccurate.
Current health standards should determine the acceptability of cultural practices.
Similar reactions to stress will occur when individuals have the same cultural background.
Avoids the use of touch
Explains nursing care and procedures
Keeps the curtains pulled around the clients bed
Stands 8 feet away from the bed. if possible.
Treat all clients alike.
Be aware of client’s cultural differences.
Act as if he or she is comfortable with the client’s behavior.
Avoid asking questions about the client’s cultural background.
A client’s legal rights coexist with a health professional’s obligation.
Decisions must be made quickly. often under stressful conditions.
Decisions must be made based on value systems.
The choices involved do not appear to be clearly right or wrong.
Durable power of attorney
The ethics committee is an additional resource for clients and healthcare professionals.
The ethics committee relieves health care professionals from dealing with ethical issues.
The ethics committee would be the first option in addressing an ethical dilemma.
The ethics committee replaces decision making by the client and health care providers.
Exploring reasonable courses of action
Collecting all available information about the situation
Clarifying values related to the cause of the dilemma.
Identifying people who can solve the difficulty.