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The ambulatory specialized palliative care (SAPV) was implemented to enable patients with the need for end-of-life intensive care to die with accompanied professionality and in familiar surroundings. Studies on changes of patient characteristics as well as the contents of care within time are scarce. The aim of this study was the evaluation of care parameters and variations in time as well as a qualitative assessment of the dying process and the stress on the dependents.
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Name: Gesundheitswesen (Bundesverband der Arzte des Offentlichen Gesundheitsdienstes (Germany))
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A branch of medicine concerned with preventing and relieving the suffering of patients in any stage of disease. Its focus is on comprehensive care and improving the quality of all areas of the patient's life.
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Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.
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