10th Annual International Conference on Nursing, 6-9 May 2024, Athens, Greece
|Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute Areas
Yvonne Muldowney Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Modern day palliative care may begin at diagnosis; be delivered alongside curative measures; and facilitate patient quality-of-life autonomy, and choice. The benefits of palliative care early in diagnosis for those with life limiting illness is well established. Limited and late access to specialist palliative care can lead to unmet needs, such as high symptom burden, distress, and often inappropriate emergency department admissions. Yet, palliative care is often underutilised or introduced late. While systematic integration has still to be widely achieved. Despite 40 million people in need of palliative care, only 14% are receiving this service (WHO, 2020). This special session is designed to bring together researchers, clinicians, students, and academics. The aim is to share multi-disciplinary clinical experience/research around the current state of, and challenges of integrating palliative care early for those with life-limiting illnesses. We are particularly interested in acute areas such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care Units, Intensive Care Units, Coronary care Units, Heart Failure Clinics etc. We therefore invite the submission of abstracts under the theme Integrating Palliative Care and Supportive Care in Acute areas.
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