Palliative care guideline for volunteer nurses at the Rubingo Medical Aid Station

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2012-09-18

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Kaechele, Necia

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The devastation of AIDS has brought recognition of the need for end-of-life care in Uganda. Despite the fact that palliative care is included in the national health plan, access to care in the rural village is lacking. The Rubingo Medical Aid Station provides basic health care to a small village staffed by Canadian volunteer nurses. During a two month volunteer period, information was obtained by interview, observation, listening to stories, and working at the Aid Station. A palliative care guideline on accessing care, delivering nursing care, and managing symptoms was developed for this rural village.

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AIDS, end-of-life care, national health plan, Rubingo Medical Aid Station, volunteer nurses, palliative care

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