Examine the role of each of the following in the care of the dying: palliative care, hospices and voluntary euthanasia.
The following is indicative only, it is neither exhaustive, nor a list of required points. Candidates need not write an equal amount about each element.
The removal of pain / reduction of symptoms. At the end of life its purpose is to improve quality of life during the final stage. Does not treat the illness, or try to keep the individual alive for longer. Provides dignity in dying.
Palliative care for the terminally ill with a holistic emphasis, concerned with the physical, emotional and spiritual well being of the individual and often support for families as well. A specialist building or centre may…