Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association assignment

Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association assignment

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The Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association assignment

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Chapter 27 – Assignment

The Hospice & Palliative Nursing Association is the leader in palliative care nursing in the U.S. The website is full of great information.(https://advancingexpertcare.org//)


Firstly, observe several of the pages in the organization’s website.
Secondly, summarize what you believe is the purpose of the organization?
Thirdly, how do they support the practice of nursing and in what areas? Support your answers with evidence from the website.
Based on your reading in the chapter answer the following question:
Firstly, what is the difference between palliative care and hospice care?
Your paper should be:
One (1) page or more.
Use factual information from the textbook and/or appropriate articles and websites.
Cite your sources – type references according to the APA Style Guide.

Chapter 20 – Assignment

Ms. B was told that she had a brain aneurysm.  She made an advance statement of wishes saying that she did not want surgery if the aneurysm burst.  However, shortly after she made this statement of wishes, the aneurysm burst and a team of surgeons took her to surgery believing that if not treated with surgery she would surely die.  The hospital (Hospital #1) backed the decision of the surgeons thinking if there was no intervention the hospital would be liable for her death. This all happened as the family were alerted to the emergency and also were making travel arrangements as they were all from out-of-town.

Unfortunately, the outcome of the surgery was that she became ventilator-dependent paralyzed from the neck down and needing 24-hour care.  Once the family was in the hospital, they held a family conference agreeing that Ms. B would not want to continue on in this state, and they petitioned the hospital to remove her from the ventilator. The hospital refused still believing the potential for legal ramifications.  The family was distraught; but eventually, with the guidance of a lawyer they retained, they were able to have her transferred to another facility (Hospital #2) that was willing to take her off the ventilator knowing that the chances of her making it were slim.  The felt that they were honoring her wishes along with her families’ wishes.

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