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What skillsknowladgecan you identify that would support your role as a carerforsomeone who is palliative care?
September 08, 2007 4:58PM
Be empathetic, patient, carint, talk to them calmly, depending if they are bed ridden or not there are a variety of skills and actions that need to be addressed - I would be happy to answer any questions if I can.
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