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Caring for people with diabetes at the end of life

Dunning, Trisha, Duggan, Nicole and Savage, Sally 2016, Caring for people with diabetes at the end of life, Current diabetes reports, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0801-z.

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Title Caring for people with diabetes at the end of life
Author(s) Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Duggan, Nicole
Savage, Sally
Journal name Current diabetes reports
Volume number 16
Issue number 11
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-09-27
ISSN 1539-0829
Keyword(s) diabetes
trajectories
palliative
end of life
terminal
advance care panning
Summary End-of-life care planning is assuming global significance. While general end-of-life care guidelines apply to diabetes, there are some diabetes-specific issues that need to be considered. These include the usual long trajectory to end-of-life care that enables clinicians and people with diabetes to proactively discuss when to change the focus of care from preventing diabetes complications (tight control) to a palliative approach. Palliative care aims to promote comfort and quality of life and reduce the unnecessary burden of care on individuals and their families. The aim of this paper is to discuss common disease trajectories and their relationship to diabetes care, outline strategies for proactively discussing these issues and suggest indications that palliative care is warranted.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11892-016-0801-z
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086975

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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