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Activities Of Daily Living In Palliative Care

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Nobody wants to lose their independence. Independence is inherently tied to a person’s dignity and confidence, and losing it, especially suddenly, can have a profound impact on a person’s self-esteem and quality of life. As a healthcare worker, your role is to therefore help your client maintain as much autonomy as possible.

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Part of being involved in a client’s palliative care journey means assisting to improve the person’s quality of life. This requires you to not only monitor and address the person’s clinical needs but also 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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Christine Lind
25 Jul 2022
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I found it easy to understand and very interesting
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Trevor Lowe
23 Jun 2022
Enrolled Nurse
A great little reminder of ADLs serving a bigger purpose than being simple tasks but their role in contributing to overall well being
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Karen hamstra
10 Aug 2019
To understand palliative patients need understanding and compassion on there journey
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Casey Fleming
24 Jun 2022
Very much needed information
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Nima McShane
27 Jun 2022
Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
Gained my knowledge and can share with workmates
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Kathryn Green
28 Jun 2022
Very informative
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Leanne dunn
24 Jun 2022
Excellent
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Jane Turner
06 Jul 2022
Enrolled Nurse
A great refresher for people working with those in palliative care and aged or community care.
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Louise Martinovich
13 Sep 2022
Enrolled Nurse
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Sandra Cumbes
27 Jun 2022
Registered Nurse
Abilty gained to prioritise a patients, family members and caregivers needs.
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