Palliative care clinical case studies

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Palliative care clinical case studies

Palliative care Hospital palliative care support team The palliative care team offers support to inpatients and outpatients at North Middlesex University Hospital.

Palliative care clinical case studies

Inside the hospital we work with all medical and surgical teams, outside the hospital we have strong links to all community services in the area, in particular in the local boroughs of Haringey and Enfield.

We offer specialist advice for managing pain and other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting and fatigue, and provide social, spiritual and emotional support.

We work closely with a range of healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians and hospital chaplains inside North Middlesex Hospital, as well as GPs, district nurses, social workers and hospices.

This enables us to help patients and their families and carers to plan for a timely and successful transfer to their preferred place of care. In the early stages of illness, palliative care is provided alongside medical care and therapeutic support to improve quality of life.

For patients reaching the end of life, our aim is to enable them to die in comfort, with dignity and in the surroundings of their choice. By all of us working closely and professionally together we are able to ensure that patient care is consistent, be it in hospital, at home or in a nursing home or hospice, and that information about what is important to each patient gets passed on between those different settings.

Where appropriate and wished we will also include family or friends and local voluntary services or trained volunteers e. The Haringey palliative care team operates seven days a week and is available 24 hours for patients in the community: This is provided by palliative care clinical nurse specialists, a palliative care consultant, a specialist social worker and a bereavement counseling team.

We work closely with a range of healthcare professionals including GPs, district nurses, social workers and the local hospices, and also physiotherapists, occupational therapistsdietitians.

Aims and scope

In the early stages of illness, we are working alongside medical care and therapeutic support to improve quality of life. We are committed to caring for these patients, and the people important to them, with compassion and in a manner which is respectful of their expressed wishes.

We can also offer a new bereavement support and counseling service for families and carers of patients who were Haringey residents and died from a progressive illness.

Referrals can be made to the bereavement service by any member of the wider palliative care service. We hope to expand the bereavement service in the future to include all Haringey residents who need bereavement support. We also provide a directory of services available for patients with advanced diseases in Haringey, which includes contact details for both NHS and voluntary services.

Our working hours are 9am—5pm, Monday to Friday; referrals will be processed during those times.

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This website is designed for palliative care patients and their family and carers and for health professionals providing care for people with a terminal illness. Palliative care helps maintain quality of life until death.

Palliative care is care given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or life-threatening disease, such as cancer. Palliative care is an approach to care that addresses the person as a whole, not just their disease. Educational Opportunities. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center offers a variety of educational opportunities for students.

A 1-year or 2-year Fellowship is offered to physicians who have completed an accredited residency in pediatrics, IM/peds or family practice and wish to subspecialize in Pediatric Palliative Care. Hospital palliative care support team. The palliative care team offers support to inpatients and outpatients at North Middlesex University Hospital.

Educational Opportunities. The Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center offers a variety of educational opportunities for students. A 1-year or 2-year Fellowship is offered to physicians who have completed an accredited residency in pediatrics, IM/peds or family practice and wish to subspecialize in Pediatric Palliative Care.

The Palliative and End of Life Care toolkit provides a collection of tools, knowledge, and current guidance for healthcare professionals to support patients nearing the end of life, and to live well until they die.

Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine- Open Access Journals