I am currently studying Aged Care Cert III, the current topic i am studying is Palliative Care. A part of my assessment i was asked a conflicting question i seem to be having a little trouble with. The question being 'If the client i am supporting is receiving palliative care are they able to receive visitors whilst they are sleeping?'
After doing a bit of research online for a more constructive lead i am left with a conflicting issue, i understand the importance of a patients rest time, and have read that refusing a visitor on their behalf (when they are sleeping) and advising them to return at a more suitable hour is more appropriate. However i also understand that some clients like the comfort factor in having guests visiting during this time.
I am hoping that someone will be able to give me a more 'policy and procedure' lead on this question.
Any help would be muchly appreciated. :)