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Diabetes, palliative and end-of-life care

Dunning, Trisha 2017, Diabetes, palliative and end-of-life care. In Cascella, Marco (ed), Highlights on several underestimated topics in palliative care, IntechOpen, London, Eng., pp.109-126, doi: 10.5772/67192.

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Title Diabetes, palliative and end-of-life care
Author(s) Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Title of book Highlights on several underestimated topics in palliative care
Editor(s) Cascella, Marco
Publication date 2017
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 7
Start page 109
End page 126
Total pages 18
Publisher IntechOpen
Place of Publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) diabetes
health trajectories
palliative
end-of-life
communication
Summary This chapter provides a brief overview of diabetes prevalence, the associated complications,diabetes-related mortality and management strategies to set the context for discussingpalliative and end-of-life care. This chapter highlights: (1) The increasing globalfocus on palliative and end-of life-care; (2) The relationship among health trajectories,function and palliative and end-of-life care; (3) The imperative to plan care with the individualto achieve personalised care that meets the individual’s goals, preferences, valuesand spiritual needs across the various health trajectories; (4) The need to proactivelyplan for the transition to palliative and end-of-life care when appropriate and while theindividual can make informed decisions. Proactively planning for changing care needsis more likely to achieve care consistent with the individual’s goals, values and preferences;(5) The key role of family carers and the effect of caring on carers’ health; (6) Theimportance of having timely, meaningful conversations about palliative and end-of-lifecare with people with diabetes and their families; and (7) The imperative to amelioratesuffering, optimise quality of life and personalising care.
ISBN 978-953-51-3566-1
Language eng
DOI 10.5772/67192
Field of Research 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category BN.1 Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2017, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30105788

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