Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing

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Dr. Evalina van Wijk has more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse and 16 years as an APRN. She is currently working as lecturer in Western Cape College of Nursing, Cape Town, South Africa. She holds national credentials as an Advanced Psychiatric Nurse. Nursing School at the University of the Western Cape appointed her as external moderator for the gender based violence component…

Name : Evalina van Wijk
University : Western Cape College of Nursing

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    When Cancer Struck a Grief-Stricken Father

    Old age is a stressor which by nature faces all those who live long enough, to greater or lesser degrees. It is accompanied by physiological changes, such as decreased mobility, which impinge upon function on a day-by-day basis. Old age, moreover, brings in its wake multiple losses: of loved ones, job security, social status, function, and health.…

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    End-of-Life in Israel: A Case Report

    The aim of this discourse is to present the approach our team took to treating and nourishing this patient in the specific context of his faith, illness state, personal wishes, the concerns of his family, and the Israel Dying Patient Act, 2005. The latter stipulates the legalities of care at end-of-life (i.e., the point at which the estimated life…

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    Self-Care and Promotion of Patient’s Health in Chemotherapy: Contribution to the Practice of Nurses

    Cancer is a major cause of mortality in all age groups and is now considered a chronic disease that is treatable in many situations, especially when diagnosed early. It continues to be a stigmatized disease, full of mysteries. Cancer originates a rupture in the habitual way of life and the beginning of a state of a crisis. If we consider that the diagnosis…

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PubMed Indexed Articles

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    Homeodomain Transcription Factor Msx-2 Regulates Uterine Progenitor Cell Response to Diethylstilbestrol

    The fate of mouse uterine epithelial progenitor cells is determined between postnatal days 5 to 7. Around this critical time window, exposure to an endocrine disruptor, diethylstilbestrol (DES), can profoundly alter uterine cytodifferentiation. We have shown previously that a homeo domain transcription factor MSX-2 plays an important role in DES-responsiveness…

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    Brain Uptake of Neurotherapeutics after Intranasal Delivery in Mice

    There is a growing global prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Current treatment for neurodegenerative diseases is limited due to the blood brain barrier’s ability to restrict the entry of therapeutics to the brain. In that context, direct delivery of drugs from nose to brain has gained emerging interest…

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    Current Studies of Immunotherapy on Glioblastoma

    Glioblastoma is a form of brain tumor with a very high morbidity and mortality. Despite decades of research, the best treatments currently in clinical practice only extend survival by a number of months. A promising alternative to conventional treatment for glioblastomas is immunotherapy. Although proposed over a century ago, the field of cancer immunotherapy…

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