Family seeks nurse's help to make shift to end-of-life care

07/16/2013 | Huffington Post, The

When Richard Singh's family saw the elderly man had more trouble with daily activities and was declining in mental and physical health, they sought advice from his long-time nurse, who helped prepare Singh and his family for a shift to end-of-life care. Patients and families need to understand the signs of decline, put an appropriate care team in place and seek out palliative care to manage pain and other symptoms, Jeanne Dennis of VNSNY Hospice Care writes.

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