Russian Hill, Seattle, Washington


Terminal Liver Cirrhosis Patient with Ascites and Hepatic Encephalopathy

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to providing compassionate care for a 65-year-old man in the terminal stage of liver cirrhosis. He is experiencing distressing symptoms such as ascites and hepatic encephalopathy, significantly impacting his quality of life. Our primary goal is to manage his symptoms effectively and enhance his comfort and well-being during this challenging time.

Project Overview:
We are seeking a nursing team with expertise in palliative care to support our client in managing symptoms associated with terminal liver cirrhosis. This project involves implementing diuretic therapy, dietary restrictions, and supportive care measures to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and provide compassionate end-of-life care.


– **Symptom Management:**
– Administer diuretic medications as prescribed to reduce fluid retention and alleviate symptoms of ascites.
– Monitor the client’s fluid balance, renal function, and electrolyte levels closely to ensure the safe and effective use of diuretics.

– **Dietary Restrictions:**
– Collaborate with a registered dietitian to develop a nutrition plan tailored to the client’s condition, focusing on sodium restriction and protein moderation to manage ascites and hepatic encephalopathy.
– Educate the client and his family about dietary modifications and fluid restrictions to support symptom management and optimize nutritional status.

– **Supportive Care:**
– Provide holistic care and emotional support to the client and his family, addressing their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
– Offer counseling and guidance to the client and his family regarding end-of-life care preferences, advance care planning, and goals of care discussions.

– **Symptom Assessment and Monitoring:**
– Conduct regular assessments of the client’s symptoms, including ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, pain, and overall comfort level.
– Monitor for signs of disease progression or complications, such as hepatic coma or gastrointestinal bleeding, and intervene promptly to manage symptoms and maintain stability.

– **Communication and Coordination:**
– Facilitate open and honest communication between the client, his family, and the healthcare team, ensuring that everyone is informed and involved in decision-making.
– Coordinate care transitions and collaborate with other healthcare providers, including physicians, hospice teams, and social workers, to ensure continuity of care and comprehensive support for the client and his family.


– **Palliative Care Expertise:**
– Nursing team members with specialized training or experience in palliative care, including symptom management, end-of-life care, and communication skills.
– Knowledge of evidence-based practices and guidelines for managing symptoms in patients with terminal liver cirrhosis, including the use of diuretics, dietary interventions, and supportive care measures.

– **Empathy and Compassion:**
– Compassionate and empathetic approach to caring for patients with terminal illnesses and their families, recognizing the unique challenges they face during this difficult time.
– Ability to provide emotional support and comfort to the client and his family, fostering trust and rapport in the nurse-client relationship.

– **Communication and Collaboration:**
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to facilitate sensitive conversations about end-of-life care, advance directives, and goals of care.
– Ability to collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team members and community resources to meet the client’s holistic needs and ensure a dignified end-of-life experience.

By providing comprehensive symptom management, dietary support, and compassionate care, the nursing team aims to improve the client’s quality of life and promote comfort and dignity during the terminal stage of liver cirrhosis. Together with the client and his family, we are committed to ensuring that his end-of-life journey is as peaceful and comfortable as possible.


Total Budget: $343,893.60