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Assessing the Impact of Clown Therapy in a Palliative Care Unit: A Prospective, Descriptive Study

2015-11-22 22:05:44 | BioPortfolio

Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-11-22T22:05:44-0500

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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.

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

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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.

An anti-androgen that, in the form of its acetate (CYPROTERONE ACETATE), also has progestational properties. It is used in the treatment of hypersexuality in males, as a palliative in prostatic carcinoma, and, in combination with estrogen, for the therapy of severe acne and hirsutism in females.

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