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Geriatric Nursing And Acute Care Open Access Articles
Geriatric Palliative Care (GPC) is a field of inter-specialty collaboration unifying competences from geriatric medicine and palliative care to respond to the socio-demographic changes and challenges of older adults with severe and life-limiting conditions. Main challenges of GPC include clinical research in frail and cognitively impaired patients, healthcare decision making including advance care planning, and coordination of care. An approach based on the ethics of care and practical wisdom is required in order to help health care professionals deliver care that responds to the needs of this particularly vulnerable group of patients and their families. Geriatrics and palliative care are distinct but overlapping medical specialties .They are both highly multi professional and interdisciplinary fields with patient- and family-centred activities aimed at improving quality of life, personal capabilities and social participation .