West End, Portland, Oregon


Terminal Liver Cirrhosis Patient with Pruritus and Ascites

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About the Client:
We are deeply committed to ensuring the comfort and well-being of our 65-year-old family member who is facing terminal liver cirrhosis. He is experiencing severe pruritus (itching) and ascites, which significantly impact his quality of life. Our primary goal is to alleviate his symptoms and enhance his comfort through a combination of medications, dietary adjustments, and palliative care interventions.

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 liver cirrhosis. This project involves implementing strategies to relieve severe pruritus and ascites, ultimately enhancing his comfort and quality of life during this challenging time.


– **Symptom Assessment and Management:**
– Conduct a thorough assessment of the client’s pruritus and ascites, including severity, triggers, and impact on his overall well-being.
– Develop a personalized symptom management plan focused on alleviating pruritus and reducing ascites-related discomfort to enhance his comfort and quality of life.

– **Medication Management:**
– Administer medications as prescribed by the client’s healthcare provider to relieve pruritus and manage ascites-related symptoms, such as diuretics, antipruritic agents, and analgesics.
– Monitor for potential adverse effects or interactions related to medications used to alleviate symptoms, collaborating with the healthcare team to optimize treatment outcomes.

– **Dietary Adjustments:**
– Provide guidance on dietary adjustments to help manage ascites and alleviate symptoms associated with liver cirrhosis, such as reducing sodium intake, avoiding alcohol, and consuming small, frequent meals.
– Collaborate with a registered dietitian to develop a customized dietary plan tailored to the client’s nutritional needs and symptom management goals.

– **Palliative Care Interventions:**
– Offer palliative care interventions to enhance the client’s comfort and quality of life, such as positioning changes, skin care measures, 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 illness, such as liver cirrhosis.
– Proficiency in assessing and managing symptoms such as pruritus and ascites, 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 Terminal Liver Cirrhosis in a 65-year-old Man**

– **Patient:** 65-year-old man
– **Condition:** Terminal liver cirrhosis
– **Challenges:** Severe pruritus (itching), ascites impacting comfort and quality of life
– **Requirements:** Symptomatic relief through medications, dietary adjustments, and palliative care interventions to enhance comfort and quality of life


Total Budget: $382,104.00