Symptoms: Basket of Comfort Measures

Strategies and practical suggestions for items and skills to “carry with you” to provide comfort when caregiving.

Timeline

  • 0’00” Start and Introduction
  • 2’00” What goes into a comfort basket? How do you decide?
  • 3’45” Sheets
  • 4’45” Managing mouth care
  • 6’00” Reading materials – mine or theirs?
  • 6’45” Videos
  • 8’05” Writings
  • 9’05” Guided Imagery – How to and Experience.
  • 11’45” Music
  • 13’45” Mood, Ambience and Lighting
  • 14’45” Humour
  • 15’15” Spiritual Care
  • 17’15” Supporting Families

Chapter 3, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.

Study Guide for Nurses, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009

Study Guide for Health Care Workers, Enhancing comfort and managing symptoms, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009
Powerpoints™ – Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care, Introduction to Pain, Standard Tools

Credits
Written and recorded by Katherine Murray. All rights reserved, Life and Death Matters, 2010.