Pearl District, Portland, Oregon


Terminal Pancreatic Cancer Patient with Nausea and Vomiting

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About the Client:
We are deeply committed to providing compassionate care for our 65-year-old family member who is facing terminal pancreatic cancer. One of the most distressing symptoms he is experiencing is severe nausea and vomiting, which significantly impact his quality of life. Our primary goal is to ensure his comfort and well-being by managing these symptoms effectively through palliative care, antiemetic medications, and dietary adjustments.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in palliative care and symptom management to provide comprehensive support for our family member with terminal pancreatic cancer. This project entails implementing strategies to alleviate severe nausea and vomiting, including the administration of antiemetic medications, dietary adjustments, and supportive care to maintain his comfort and quality of life during this difficult time.


– **Symptom Assessment and Management:**
– Conduct a thorough assessment of the client’s nausea and vomiting, including frequency, severity, triggers, and impact on his overall well-being.
– Collaborate with the client’s healthcare team to develop a personalized symptom management plan focused on alleviating nausea and vomiting and improving his comfort and quality of life.

– **Administration of Antiemetic Medications:**
– Administer antiemetic medications as prescribed by the client’s healthcare provider, ensuring adherence to dosage regimens and monitoring for effectiveness and potential side effects.
– Adjust antiemetic medications as needed based on the client’s response and ongoing assessment of symptom severity and treatment outcomes.

– **Dietary Adjustments:**
– Provide guidance on dietary adjustments to help alleviate nausea and vomiting, including recommendations for bland, easily digestible foods and avoidance of triggers such as strong odors or greasy/fatty foods.
– Collaborate with a registered dietitian to develop a customized dietary plan tailored to the client’s preferences and nutritional needs while taking into account his symptoms and treatment goals.

– **Supportive Care and Comfort Measures:**
– Offer supportive care measures to help alleviate distress associated with nausea and vomiting, such as positioning changes, relaxation techniques, and provision of comfort items.
– Provide emotional support and reassurance to the client and his family, addressing any concerns or anxieties related to his symptoms and overall prognosis.

– **Coordination of Care:**
– Collaborate closely with the client’s healthcare team, including physicians, nurses, and other specialists, to coordinate care and optimize symptom management strategies.
– Communicate regularly with the client and his family to ensure their needs and preferences are addressed, and provide ongoing education and support regarding symptom management and palliative care.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in palliative care nursing and symptom management, with a focus on providing specialized care for individuals with terminal cancer.
– Proficiency in assessing and managing symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, utilizing evidence-based interventions and pharmacological agents to optimize symptom control and quality of life.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong clinical assessment skills to evaluate symptom severity and treatment response, utilizing validated assessment tools and clinical judgment to guide symptom management decisions.
– Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with interdisciplinary healthcare team members and engage with clients and their families in shared decision-making regarding symptom management and palliative care goals.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, empathy, and a patient-centered approach to care, recognizing the unique needs and preferences of individuals facing terminal illness and providing support in a sensitive and respectful manner.
– Resilience and adaptability to navigate the emotional challenges of providing palliative care for clients and their families, maintaining professionalism and compassion in the face of difficult circumstances.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Symptom Management for Severe Nausea and Vomiting in a 65-year-old Man with Terminal Pancreatic Cancer**

– **Patient:** 65-year-old man
– **Condition:** Terminal pancreatic cancer
– **Challenges:** Severe nausea and vomiting impacting comfort and quality of life
– **Requirements:** Palliative care, antiemetic medications, and dietary adjustments to manage symptoms and maintain comfort


Total Budget: $382,104.00