To celebrate the international day of older persons a special post from pace palliative care for older people in europe pace is an eufp7 funded study that aims to compare the effectiveness of palliative care for older people in nursing homes in europe. Her interests are in the the care of older people and palliative care focused particularly in care homes and for people with dementia sheila payne sheila is a professor in palliative and end of life care with specific research interests focussing on the role and experiences of family carers in supporting patients approaching the end of life. Palliative care is provided in the hospital in long term care facilities and at home what physical symptoms does palliative care relieve palliative care relieves symptoms such as pain fatigue shortness of breath constipation nausea loss of appetite sleep problems and many other symptoms and side effects of a disease and disease treatment. Better palliative care for older people the european association of palliative care the open society institute network public health programme kings college london of older people in hospitals in their own homes and in nursing and residential homes within the community this booklet and its companion volume palliative care . Residents of nursing care homes for older people are highly likely to die there making these places where palliative care is needed objectives the primary objective was to determine effectiveness of multi component palliative care service delivery interventions for residents of care homes for older people
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