Palliative Care in Sudden Death

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO) definition, “palliative care” improves the quality of life of patients and families, who face life-threatening illness, by providing symptom relief and spiritual and psychosocial support from diagnosis to the end-of-life.

Does palliative care have a role in cases of sudden death?  Although many may focus solely on bereavement follow-up with family in these cases, palliative care can also provide support and is important in sudden deaths.  This concept is explored in an article published online in Medscape Nurses.

 

Link to Medscape Nurses article (7/2016)

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