Read the Case study on Palliative care and end of life and answer the following question:
1. As a healthcare professional trained in palliative care, you intended to discuss the concept of mindfulness with Ling Ling who is having colon cancer. Define the concept of mindfulness and describe the aspects of Ling Ling’s life which you will incorporate in your discussion.
2. Critically analyse the issues of coping pertaining to the right of choice, right to make decisions and self determination as an older adult.
3. “Most people know how they want to live, but not how they want to die. Therefore it is a good idea to think and talk about end of life issues and plan early.” Reflect on this statement and discuss whether advanced care planning should be carried out with patients on admission to the hospital or only when they are left with three months of life?