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Approach To Palliative Care In Home Care In Pomurje
Theoretical background: The article presents approaches to palliative care in the Pomurska region in homes for the elderly. Risk factors that worsen the quality of palliative care in the implementation of nursing care in nursing homes in Pomurje are presented. Method: We used a closed-ended questionnaire with 30 questions, with which we surveyed the health care staff in the Pomurska region in homes for the elderly. We searched for literature and sources in the following databases: COBISS and GOOGLE SCHOLAR. The data were edited with Microsoft Excel and processed with IBM SPSS. Results: We found that we have some form of approach, but the nursing staff still faces problems with quality palliative care such as staff shortages and insufficient education in this area. We found that palliative care in homes for the elderly in this part of Slovenia is improving due to the acquired new knowledge and experience of young health professionals. Discussion: At the forefront of palliative care is the alleviation of problems in the elderly in nursing homes, in addition to verbal communication, the relief of pain, touch and the prevention of pressure ulcers. It is very important that, as health professionals, we adhere to the rules of palliative care both in professional working life and in domestic life in raising awareness of the general population.