Terminal care is deployed for patients who are assessed as having reached the terminal phase of their illness. A person may perceive themselves as being close to the end of their life, and clinicians should be open to such patient-initiated ‘death talk’, even if it does not quite fit with the clinical data. Terminal care is active care with a focus on symptom management and dignity. The first step in the delivery of appropriate and timely terminal care is to recognize dying. Terminal care is based on an understanding that death is imminent and unavoidable, and that efforts to prolong life are no longer indicated.
Related Journals of Terminal Care
Journal of Nursing & Care, Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education, Research & Reviews: Journal of Medicine & Health Care, Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, Gerontology & Geriatric Research , British Medical Journal, Supportive Care in Cancer, Palliative Medicine, Omega-journal of Death and Dying, Journal of Medical Ethics, Critical Care Medicine, New England Journal of Medicine