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Title: The last 48 hours of life : a case study of symptom control for a patient taking a Buddhist approach to dying
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: D. Barham

Description: Caring for a patient dying of cancer can, at times, be extremely difficult. Sarah was 39 years old when she died, survived by her husband and two children aged 6 and 4 years. During the weeks leading up to her death, Sarah held extensive discussions with family and the multidisciplinary team. Her goal was to live the remainder of her last few hours as comfortable as possible and to die a "peaceful death". Terminal care is an important phase of life, one in which individuals have the right to expect quality of care to ensure that their death occurs with dignity. Sarah practised Buddhism on a daily basis. Issues of spirituality, serenity and peacefulness in dying were very important to her to ensure a good rebirth.

Publisher Place: London
Publisher: Mark Allen Pub.
Normalized publisher place: London
Published Date: 2003-06
Subject: Meditation
Palliative Care
Death and rebirth
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Medicine -- International Medicine -- Death and Dying
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Language: English
Interface Language: English
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Source URL:
Source: International journal of palliative nursing
Source Editor: R. Laughton
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 9
Source Number: 6
Source Page Numbers: 245-251
Start Date: 1995
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
Submissions: See the journal's Instructions for authors.
ISBN/ISSN: 1357-6321
Location and access number: 12897696

Means of availability: See journal's web site for subscription information.

Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-25 14:14:24
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-28
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-19 08:51:49
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