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Diabetes and end-of-life care: ethical issues, practices and challenges

Dunning, Trisha 2013, Diabetes and end-of-life care: ethical issues, practices and challenges. In Rossi, Maria and Ortiz, Luiz (ed), End-of-life care: ethical issues, practices and challenges, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, N. Y., pp.47-66.

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Title Diabetes and end-of-life care: ethical issues, practices and challenges
Author(s) Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Title of book End-of-life care: ethical issues, practices and challenges
Editor(s) Rossi, Maria
Ortiz, Luiz
Publication date 2013
Series Health care issues, costs and access
Chapter number 3
Total chapters 7
Start page 47
End page 66
Total pages 20
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication Hauppauge, N. Y.
Keyword(s) diabetes
end-of-life
guidelines
ethics
vulnerability
philosophy
Summary Abstract:
Diabetes is the most significant chronic disease and the global prevalence is increasing. Diabetes is associated with debilitating long term complications and other comorbidities that cause high rates of morbidity and mortality. Keeping blood glucose and other metabolic parameters within an acceptable, personalised range is important to comfort and quality of life but can be challenging, especially during end-of-life care. Guidelines can help clinicians make appropriate care decisions; however, there is little research about what constitutes best practice diabetes care at the end-of-life: existing recommendations and guidelines blend the best available evidence with consensus opinion. In addition, there are important ethical and methodological considerations concerning research involving vulnerable people at the end-of-life. Chapter 3 describes the ethical and methodological issues that needed to be considered when developing guidelines for managing diabetes at the end-of-life and the contribution interviews with dying people and their family carers made to developing a guiding philosophy and to person-centred guidelines.
ISBN 1628085568
9781628085563
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2013, Nova Science Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30056562

Document type: Book Chapter
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