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Activities Of Daily Living In Palliative Care

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Being involved in a palliative care patient’s heath journey enables care givers to assist with improving their quality of life. While assessing clinical needs, it is astute to remember the importance of the client being able to complete or participate (as able) in activities of daily living (ADL).

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Being involved in a patient’s health journey while they are receiving palliative care enables caregivers to assist with improving the patient's quality of life and providing spiritual and psychosocial support. While assessing their clinical needs, it would be astute to consider the importance of the client's ability to complete or participate (as able) in basic activities of daily living (ADL).

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Susan Tredenick
Susan Tredenick is a healthcare consultant with extensive experience in aged and community care. Operating in a range of industries, including Not-for-Profit, NGO and Private companies, she has a special interest in supporting people to be engaged with their healthcare management. Working with innovative companies allows this to be a reality as well as develop her interest in delivering speaking engagements to the community. With a background in nursing and management, her career includes roles in clinical and case management as well as project management with Telehealth and Telecare Research.
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