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Bringing Palliative Care To Underserved Rural Communities.

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Summary of "Bringing Palliative Care To Underserved Rural Communities."

With home visits and modern technology, palliative medicine physicians in Alabama are overcoming long-held resistance.

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Name: Health affairs (Project Hope)
ISSN: 1544-5208
Pages: 1971-1975

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A nursing specialty concerned with care of patients facing serious or life-threatening illnesses. The goal of palliative nursing is to prevent and relieve suffering, and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Hospice nursing is palliative care for people in their final stages of life.

The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.

A branch of nursing requiring generalist training with specialty knowledge in crisis assessment and management in all subdisciplines of nursing. Rural nursing practices often include geographical and social distance concepts in delivery of health care.

Care alleviating symptoms without curing the underlying disease. (Stedman, 25th ed)

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