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      Analgesic Drugs Prescription in Geriatric and Palliative Patients in Slovakia

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      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          Objective: The aim of this study was the evaluation of analgesic drugs prescription as an epidemiological indicator of average annual percentage change (AAPC) in geriatric and palliative patients in the period 2016-2017. Design: Descriptive study. Participants: Geriatric and palliative patients. Methods: We analysed 12,889 analgesic drugs within the period of two years (2016-2017). Epidemiological indicator of AAPC was proposed for analysis of analgesic drugs prescription.Results: The highest percentage from all analgesic drugs under our evaluation was Acetylsalicylic Acid in 1st half of 2017 (54.3%) with 0.05% decrease compared to 2016. The significant decrease or increase of the AAPC of other analgesic drugs prescription was not observed in geriatric and palliative patients. Conclusion: The regular reassessments of analgesic drug prescriptions is in line with the regular assessment of patients’ needs are required.

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          Multicultural Aspects of Palliative Care (Original Research)

          Aim: This paper deals with terminal care from the aspect of multiculturality. Our aim was to assess the satisfaction of the culture-specific needs of dying patients by Nurses in selected health care institutions. Methodology: In the research, we used a quantitative method for data collection and processing. We constructed and used a questionnaire, which was voluntary and anonymous. Sample: The target group of the research consisted of 175 Nurses working in health care institutions in Slovakia, Germany and Sweden. Results: We processed the collected data quantitatively, and are presenting them in their absolute and relative frequency. We processed the results of the research statistically by the Chi-square goodness of fit test, the Mann-Whitney U test, and the Shapiro-Wilk test of normality. We arranged the results into tables and charts. Conclusion: The contribution of the paper is to call attention to the subject matter and make the provision of nursing care to patients of different cultures more efficient.
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            Journal
            Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
            cswhi
            Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
            2222386X
            20769741
            July 30 2019
            June 28 2019
            July 30 2019
            June 28 2019
            : 10
            : 2
            : 19-21
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            10.22359/cswhi_10_2_02
            © 2019

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            Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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