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88 Nurse-Led Respite Within a Consultant-Led Specialist Palliative Care Unit
  1. RF Wookey,
  2. S Bennett and
  3. S Ford-Dunn
  1. St Barnabas House, Worthing, England

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Respite is part of the remit of many specialist palliative care units, offering psychosocial support for patients, combined with rest and support for carers. Our unit, similar to others, faced problems ensuring respite was an available resource for patients, without adversely affecting symptom control and terminal care admissions to the unit. We devised a nurse-led respite service to …

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