Reflective accounts

End of life care

A CPD article improved Rebekah Richardson’s knowledge of the role of end of life care in achieving a good death

A CPD article improved Rebekah Richardson’s knowledge of the role of end of life care in achieving a good death

Abstract

After reading this CPD article, I reflected on my delivery of end of life care during a clinical practice placement.

To help patients achieve a ‘good death’, they should be supported in their choices at the end of life in relation to preferred place of death, pain and symptom management, and the involvement of people who are important to them. Patients’ physical, emotional, spiritual and social care should be tailored to meet individual needs and the patient should be included in all decision making. Offering people choices in their care helps to empower them and give them some control.

Read the article

This reflective account is based on NS738 Sherwen E (2014) Improving end of life care for adults. Nursing Standard. 28, 32, 51-57.

This article is for subscribers only