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End of life

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End of life care is an important service in New Zealand. Reaching out early on for help allows care specialists to better understand your needs and respond suitably. When we or someone close to us is dying, we want to know this can be done peacefully, comfortably and with dignity....
Palliative care is a specialist type of care that focuses on the person and their support networks. It takes a holistic approach, incorporating not just medical and nursing care but psychological, social and spiritual components too. Its aim is to provide comfort and dignity to people and their loved ones...
In New Zealand hospice staff and their associated palliative care and volunteer teams are skilled at delivering end of life care. Hospice often provide inpatient services for respite, symptom and pain management, or support if their care cannot be provided elsewhere. At the end of life, some people may have...