End of Life Care

  • María ArantzamendiEmail author
  • Alazne Belar
  • Rocio Rojí
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This chapter aims to tackle end of life issues for patients and their families. It will reflect on the process of disease to understand when “end of life” begins and what this stage entails. It will also address adjusting expectations and treatments, symptom management, and emotional and spiritual care at this stage of the disease. Care for end-of-life patients who are dying and their families will additionally be addressed, as well as the attention that healthcare professionals provide to patients and their families in consideration of different religious perspectives.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • María Arantzamendi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alazne Belar
    • 1
  • Rocio Rojí
    • 2
  1. 1.ICS. ATLANTES: Dignidad humana, enfermedad avanzada y cuidados paliativosUniversidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento Medicina PaliativaClínica Universidad de NavarraPamplonaSpain

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