Palliative care in the home for the elderly


Authors: D. Hrnčiariková;  M. Hrnčiarik
Published in: Geriatrie a Gerontologie 2018, 7, č. 2: 76-78
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Overview

The number of elderly patients in palliative care in the home is increasing. Palliation in the care of the elderly is specific e. g. there are more non-oncological diseases in the elderly, typical geriatric diseases (dementia) and worse prediction of life expectancy in the elderly. Palliative care in the home increases the quality of life of the terminal phase, treats bothering symptoms and makes end of life in the elderly possible in the home.

Keywords:
palliative care in the home – end of life care – palliative planning


Sources

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4. Sláma O, Kabelka L, Vorlíček J. Paliativní medicína pro praxi. 1.vyd. Praha: Galén 2007.

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Geriatrics General practitioner for adults Orthopaedic prosthetics
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